The Country Profiles for Early Childhood Development (ECD) are developed by UNICEF in collaboration with Countdown to 2030 Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health.
The profiles are an attempt to compile, in one place, the available data for country and cross-country monitoring and to provide a baseline against which progress can be monitored. The profiles show data on key indicators of early childhood development specifically, on the five components of the nurturing care framework which are: health, nutrition, early learning, responsive caregiving, and security and safety, nested within an enabling policy framework to support families and caregivers.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, ANECD has worked on translating the updated ECD profiles of the fourteen Arab countries, Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen. ANECD translated into Arabic the Brochure that summarizes the project and the important data beside a table showing the used indicators, the rationale behind including them, their definition and the data source.