International Solutions Group worked with Plan International to conduct a worldwide thematic review of their Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) programming. Plan has identified eight impact areas in which it can effectively contribute to the realization of child rights. With a long history of work within ECCD, Plan has been strongly involved in networks at a regional and global level, working to develop strategies in this area. Current programming is implemented in 50 countries across Asia, Africa and the Americas and covers a wide range of work.
In this context, ISG worked with Plan to strengthen their programme work and provide evidence-based, practical options for Plan on a global strategic approach, along with practical steps to improve the focus and quality of their work in ECCD. Data gathering consisted of visits to regional offices and programme countries to meet with ECCD programming staff and relevant actors. It was envisaged that the review will make Plan’s ECCD programming more effective and strategic, enhancing children’s lives worldwide.