The Childhood Cost Data initiative aims to improve the quantity and quality of cost data for child and youth-centered programs. Central to this initiative is the Childhood Cost Calculator (C3). An online and user-friendly tool, C3 calculates total and unit costs and identifies cost drivers of past, current, or future programs. These data can be used to make the case for investment in programs and inform planning for costed implementation plans at scale.Launch Cost Calculator
Despite this great need, data on the cost of delivering childhood services such as education are severely lacking. This is due to various system and capacity constraints which impact both the supply of, and demand for, quality data on the cost of delivering services.
Insufficient underlying data
Poor availability and/or access to tools
Aversion to transparency
Heterogenous capacity and needs
Data from past Childhood Cost Calculator exercises are visualized in our Cost Data Explorer. The Cost Data Explorer aims to make intervention and cost data more widely and publicly available. Whether you are a researcher seeking information for an article or report, or a program director wanting to benchmark your program against others, the database can help to advance efficiency and equity.EXPLORE CAMBODIA EXPLORE GHANA EXPLORE HONDURAS
The Global Education and ECD Costing Consortium (GEECC), convened by the Brookings Center for Universal Education (CUE) and the ECD Action Network (ECDAN), serves as a peer learning and advisory resource to explore key technical and policy barriers to more high-quality and consistent costing data for decision-making in the education and early childhood sectors. GEECC consists of expert stakeholders from academia, donor organizations, and practitioners. The goal of the Consortium is to move forward the global costing agenda for education and early childhood development, with a diverse set of perspectives from practitioners, funders, and researchers, in order to promote more effective and efficient investment.VISIT ECD ACTION NETWORK