Beyond Child Survival: An Early Childhood Development Goal for Global Sustainable Development

Hiro Yoshikawa

Social Policy

October 2013

Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa (PhD, co-chair of Work Group of Education and Early Childhood Development of UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network) asserts the urgency of using evidence-based research to encourage investment in early childhood development. Working within the UN to reduce inequality, he is incorporating science into the conversation about the rights of children beyond survival. His report outlines programs with impact, showing unprecedented effects on language, literacy, mathematics and executive function skills.

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