The objective of this project was to produce content for an evidence portal on early childhood development (ECD) in a format that is accessible to users with varying degrees of expertise in ECD. We reviewed a set of 10 questions related to early childhood development (ECD) to produce: technical review reports (in the nature of systematic reviews); evidence briefs (based on the review report); evidence summaries (200 word summaries of briefs); and annotated bibliographies.
An evidence review was undertaken with respect to each question separately. In this project, OPM is collaborating with ECD scientists from the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDRB) and strategic communication experts from Pamoja Communications.
The approach to the review drew on systematic review methodology, in particular seeking to avoid biases, though the nature of the evidence to be examined will depend upon the specific question.