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Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Target 4.2: By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education
Indicator 4.2.1: Proportion of children aged 24-59 months who are developmentally on track in health, learning and psychosocial well-being, by sex
Proportion of children who are developmentally on track in learning
Proportion of children who are developmentally on track in literacy-numeracy
Proportion of children who are developmentally on track in physical development
Proportion of children who are developmentally on track in social-emotional development
|Definition and concepts||
The proportion of children aged 24 to 59 months who are developmentally on track in health, learning and psychosocial well-being.
The domains included in the indicator for SDG indicator 4.2.1 include the following concepts:
The recommended measure for SDG 4.2.1 is the Early Childhood Development Index 2030 (ECDI2030) which is a 20-item instrument to measure developmental outcomes among children aged 24 to 59 months in population-based surveys.
|Unit of measure||
Ghana Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), 2011 and 2018
Ghana Statistical Service (GSS)
Early childhood development (ECD) sets the stage for life-long thriving. Investing in ECD is one of the most critical and cost-effective investments a country can make to improve adult health, education and productivity in order to build human capital and promote sustainable development. ECD is equity from the start and provides a good indication of national development. Efforts to improve ECD can bring about human, social and economic improvements for both individuals and societies.
|Data availability and disaggregation||
The data has been disaggregated into rural and urban areas
|Metadata last updated||Nov 11, 2022|