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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

The Policy Post: Rounding up South Africa’s recent ECD policies and programmes

This week’s policy post from Ilifa Abantwana provides a brief overview and update on the status of a number of recent policy, programme and research initiatives relevant to ECD in South Africa.

At the centre is the national ECD policy and programme of action under the leadership of the Department of Social Development (DSD). However, there are a number of additional initiatives under the leadership of other departments which impact on the development of young children, access to and the delivery of ECD services. Some of these are cognisant of, and aligned to the current ECD policy process, others are not.

The resulting policy anomalies speak to the need for a shared national understanding of ECD as a cross-cutting issue to be considered and advanced by all government departments and spheres of government.

Read the full blog by Patricia Martin here