This report lays the groundwork for a larger effort to translate the science of early child development for the international development and policy community. Using data from a series of in-depth interviews, it identifies and describes the implicit assumptions, norms and patterns of understanding that leaders in the field of international development employ in thinking about their own work, children’s issues generally, and early child development more specifically. The report concludes with a set of key messaging implications and directions for future research.
Where is Early Childhood Development on the International Child Advocacy Agenda?
This analysis of organizational communications explores patterns in the ways that international advocacy groups talk about children’s issues.
Framing Early Childhood Development in a Global Context: An Analysis of Children’s Issues in International News Media
This media content analysis examines the explicit and implicit messages, or “media frames,” embedded in the international news coverage of children’s issues.
Taking the First Step: Using Metaphor to Open Space for the Science of Child Development in the Field of International Development
A new metaphor - the "multiplier effect" - can help us better explain how early childhood development can advance the goals of international development and aid.