Social determinants of health

Publications - early child development

Key publications

Early child development: a powerful equalizer - final report of the Early Child Development Knowledge Network (ECDKN), 2007

The final report of the ECDKN proposes ways in which government and civil society actors, from local to international, can work in concert with families to provide equitable access to strong nurturing environments for all children globally.

Total environment assessment model for early child development - evidence report submitted for the Commission on Social Determinants of Health, 2007

This report provides a framework for understanding the environments (and their characteristics) that play a significant role in providing nurturing conditions to all children in an equitable manner.

Analytic and strategic review paper: international perspectives on early child development - prepared for the Commission on Social Determinants of Health, 2005

This review identifies general principles that can guide wealthy and developing countries in improving their children’s developmental outcomes during the early years of life and through critical transitions such as entry to school.