Supporting Data-Driven Systems for Early Childhood Development



ECD Measure helps build better lives for young children around the world through data.

We support professionals, governments, non-profit organizations and researchers with tools, resources and connections to use data towards quality early childhood care and education for all children.

OUr work


We are researchers and policy experts who strive to improve early learning experiences for young children worldwide by supporting data-driven decision-making in early childhood systems.


ECD Measure is an independent entity based in the US. We work closely with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health and partner with a variety of research, communications, implementing, and funding partners including USAID, ADEA, Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative, WHO, World Bank, Aga Khan Foundation, Unbounded Associates, University of Liberia, Universidad del Norte (Barranquilla, Colombia), University College London, and others.


Twitter feed is not available at the moment.

Building consensus on key early childhood indicators in South Africa

By: Colin Almeleh, Director of Knowledge, Information and Data Solutions (KiDS) at Ilifa Labantwana USAID CATALYZE ECCE Together for Early Childhood Evidence (T4ECE) is an initiative implemented by Palladium through ECD Measure at the University of Nebraska Medical...

The Ripple Effect of BEQI

“Using BEQI in Guinea Bissau has been like throwing a little stone in the lake and seeing the ripples make their way through the entire ECE system.  This first step of using the BEQI has had a huge impact on the way we use data and a transformation of the way we view...

Sorting through the Measurement Issues in Early Childhood: Opportunities, Cautions and New Directions

ECD Measure and USAID recently brought together nearly 50 early childhood stakeholders in Washington, DC at the 2023 Comparative International Education Society (CIES) Conference for a Together for Early Childhood Evidence (T4ECE) meeting to discuss how countries,...

ECD Measure looks back at 2022

2022 was an exciting year for the ECD Measure team as we partnered with early childhood practitioners and researchers in the US, Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia to work towards data-driven early childhood systems. In the...

Together for Early Childhood Evidence Teams convene in Mauritius

ECD Measure was pleased to partner with USAID and the Association for Development of Education in Africa Inter-Country Quality Node-Early Child Development (ADEA ICQN) to convene Together for Early Childhood Evidence (T4ECE) task force teams in October 2022 as a side...

interested in learning more?