COVID-19: A Reason to Double Down on Investments in Pre-primary Education

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Authored by
Atsuko Muroga, Htet Thiha Zaw, Suguru Mizunoya, Hsiao-Chen Lin, Matt Brossard and Nicolas Reuge
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Education Financing
Levels of Learning - Early Childhood Development

This paper summarizes the recent UNICEF analysis on investing in early childhood education in developing countries. It provides a benefit-cost analysis of investments in pre-primary education in 109 developing low- and middle-income countries and territories, using data from 2008 to 2019.