Early childhood development programs, peacebuilding and the Sustainable Development Goals: Opportunities for interdisciplinary research and multisectoral partnerships: In Developmental Science and Sustainable Development Goals for Children and Youth

Angelica Ponguta, Chelsea Donaldson, Friedrich Affolter, Paul Connolly, Laura Dunne, Sarah Miller, Pia Britto, Rima Salah

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Abstract

This chapter makes a case for investing in early childhood development (ECD) programs and services as a key mechanism to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and contributing to peacebuilding efforts in the global context. The links among early childhood development, sustainable development and peacebuilding are discussed from macroeconomic, biodevelopmental and social perspectives. We use the Global Peace Index (formulated by the Institute of Economics and Peace to measure progress towards peace across countries) to illustrate links between ECD program outcomes and peacebuilding-relevant indicators. Drawing from this analysis, we frame a theory of change that includes overarching inputs, activities, outputs and outcomes of the ‘peacebuilding through ECD’ agenda. The chapter outlines research gaps and priorities to bolster the evidence-base of peacebuilding through ECD in multiple contexts. We put forth a call to action for interdisciplinary research and multi-sectoral partnerships to effectively leverage peacebuilding through ECD as a strategy for sustainable development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarly Childhood Development Programs, Peacebuilding and the Sustainable Development Goals: Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Research and Multisectoral Partnerships
EditorsS Verma, A Petersen
PublisherSpringer
Pages77-95
Number of pages19
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameSocial Indicators Research Series
PublisherSpringer
Volume74
ISSN (Print)1387-6570
ISSN (Electronic)2215-0099

Keywords

  • Early childhood development
  • Bioecological risks
  • Peacebuilding
  • Sustainable development
  • Global peace index
  • Social cohesion
  • Multisectoral partnerships
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Early Childhood Peacebuilding Consortium
  • Social and human capital

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