Diagnostic Review of Early Childhood Development


The Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) in the Presidency and the Inter-Departmental Steering Committee for Early Childhood Development (ECD) commissioned a Diagnostic Review (DR) of the current status of ECD, in parallel with a review of the National Integrated Plan (NIP) for ECD. The DR and the NIP review are to be combined into an ECD Sector Review. .
The purpose of the DR is to evaluate the current South African ECD paradigm and policy, including the role of the State, and the implementation of ECD services and programmes. Topics to be covered include human resource development, inter-sectoral collaboration, funding, impact and cost-effectiveness.


Evaluation Number:
Report Approval:
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Friday, 01 February 2013
Initiated By:
Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation , the Inter-departmental Committee on Early Childhood Development and UNICEF
Undertaken By:
Professor Linda Richter, Linda Biersteker, Professor Justine Burns, Dr Chris Desmond, Dr Nosisi Feza, Dr David Harrison, Patricia Martin, Professor Haroon Saloojee and wiedaad Slemming
Evaluation Period:
November 2011 - May 2012
Evaluation Area:
Social development, social security & assistance
Poverty, socio-economic dev, access to credit
National Outcome:
National Outcome 1: Improved quality of basic education.
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Evaluation Documents

File Name
134 EQAT 20130319 sh_mb.pdf
ECD Diagnostic Review without BPs 4 June 2012 (2).pdf 134.pdf
DBE Man response2.pdf
ECD Improvement Plan 12 10 16.pdf
TOR ECD Diagnostic Review 11.10.07.pdf
DBE Man response.pdf

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