A new article from the Global Partnership for Education’s (GPE) blog recommends a consultative approach in bringing high-quality early childhood care and education (ECCE) to scale in developing countries. The article discusses GPE’s new Better Learning and Development at Scale (BELDS) initiative, which aims to help improve ECCE in GPE partner countries.
The overall design of BELDS revolves around three goals—that the process should be: 1) driven by GPE partner countries and focused on areas of need that emerge through consultation; 2) a transparent selection of activities and countries; and 3) creating a model that is easily scalable.
Article authors Christen Maguire and Christin McConnell of GPE write that the process of ensuring a country-driven approach involves four main steps. The first step is conducting a needs assessment. The second step involves conducting consultations to provide partner countries with a deeper contextual understanding and input into the BELDS design. The final steps involve program design and implementation.
To learn more, read the full article here.