The Importance of Early Childhood Development to Education

Prepared for the Global Meeting of the Thematic Consultation on Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Dakar, March 18-19, 2013

Current and future global development goals, including education goals, will only be met with attention to the overall development of young children (0-8 years).

This must be within the context of a human development and rights-based framework that promotes equitable and sustainable development and is implemented in partnership with multiple sectors and multiple partners.