This proposed policy brief argues the case and provides examples and policy recommendations for comprehensive, multisectoral and integrated data, monitoring and evaluation systems to enable the implementation of multisectoral policies for early childhood development (ECD) and early childhood education and care (ECEC) to support young children, their families and communities.1

There is evidence that countries with more advanced information systems are better prepared to meet the challenges of uncertainty arising from local and global crises (Amirthalingam et al. 2012; Anderson et al. 2017; Rincón-Rodríguez et al. 2014; UNESCO-IIEP 2010). Building on their experiences, this policy brief maps out concrete policy recommendations whose national implementation can be promoted by G20 and indicates their relevance for welfare policies in areas beyond early childhood.


Mathias Urban
Dublin City University, Early Childhood Research Centre (ECRC) (lead author)

Alejandro Acosta
Fundación Centro Internacional de Educación y Desarrollo Humano (CINDE)

P K Anand
Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries

Alejandra Cardini
Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC)

Claudia Costín
Centro de Excelência e Inovação em Políticas Educacionais (CEIPE-FGV)

Rita Flórez-Romero
Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Jennifer Guevara
Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC) and Dublin City University

Lynette Okengo
African Early Childhood Network (AfECN)

Dwi Priyono
South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization / Regional Centre for Early Childhood Care, Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP)

Emily Vargas-Barón
Institute of Reconstruction and International Security through Education (RISE)