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1 Indicators of General Comment 7: Monitoring implementation of Rights in Early Childhood (CRC) Clyde Hertzman

2 “Equity from the Start”

3 Overarching CSDH Recommendations

4 Question: Does the following represent a rights violation under UN CRC:GC7?

5 The EDI: a Population-based Measure at Kindergarten

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7 Jamaica % vulnerable on EDI by SES % Vulnerable SES % Vulnerable

8 to develop indicators to monitor the realization of the Rights in Early Childhood aspects of CRC to provide a transparent way for States Parties to report to CRC on the early years Our answer is ‘yes’ ……thus……. UN-CRC GC: 7 Indicators Group

9 2005: indicators group forms; approaches CRC Monitoring Committee; argues that GC:7 is impractical/underused and there is a need for user-friendly and useful GC:7 indicators 2006: CRC Monitoring Committee invites group to develop indicators that would assist States’ reporting and promote CRC GC:7 realization : indicators of GC:7 are completed and accepted for piloting by CRC Monitoring Committee UN-CRC GC:7 Indicators

10 15 Indicator Sets in 6 Reporting Clusters

11 Components of each Indicator Set

12 Implementation: Creating a Manual

13 Are there improving trends in children’s development measured by cognitive, physical health, and socio-emotional outcomes? Are there improving trends in children’s development measured by cognitive, physical health, and socio-emotional outcomes? Steps to investigate lack of response Steps to have such policies in place Are there processes to evaluate and improve human resources as far as the early education system is concerned? No Steps to have such policies in place Are there policies in place to ensure that both primary and pre-school provisions are suitably child-centered, child-friendly, rights based, and aligned with the GC7 principles and the aims of education? Suggestions Develop policies for Provision of appropriate early childhood education Develop policies to promote equal access (for boys and girls) to these services Suggestions collect population level baseline data on ECD If data exist, investigate potential causes for this lack response by data disaggregation Suggestions mobility, training, and recruitment. financial or non- financial compensations No

14 Are there improving trends in children’s development measured by cognitive, physical health, and socio-emotional outcomes (DHS, MICS, EDI, etc.)? Suggestions collect population level baseline data on ECD If data exist, investigate potential causes for this lack response by data disaggregation EDI data collection around the world ca/ internationaledi Are there improving trends in children’s development measured by cognitive, physical health, and socio-emotional outcomes? Are there improving trends in children’s development measured by cognitive, physical health, and socio-emotional outcomes? Steps to investigate lack of response ON BC annual EDI data

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18 Sept 2009: on-site task force recruited; agencies briefed; buy-in formalized Oct-Nov 2009: working group recruited (i.e. those who will work through the 15 indicators sets/flow schemes) Dec 2009: training session for working group Jan-April 2010: flow schemes used; de-brief to revise the manual, flow schemes & training protocol Progress & Plans

19 Where do we go after that? High, middle and low income countries (1-2 each)

20 More info? Attend workshops with Ziba Vaghri & Adem Arkadas


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