A person's well-being and success are shaped in large measure by experiences during childhood. Young children who have access to services in such key areas as nutrition, health, social protection and early learning, and who benefit from caring parents, are more likely to develop to their full potential. More and more aware of the devastating socioeconomic consequences of poor early childhood development, policymakers around the world are increasing investments in this area.
Despite its favorable economic performance, Côte d'Ivoire is struggling to improve when it comes to human development. One key indicator, the Human Capital Index (HCI), quantifies the contribution of health and education to the productivity levels of the next generation of workers. Côte d'Ivoire’s HCI currently stands at only 35%, which is low compared with the sub-regional average.
Recognizing that investing in early childhood development is the best way for a country to stimulate economic growth, develop human capital and break the vicious circle of poverty, Côte d'Ivoire has made this area a strategic priority.
TRECC and its partners support the government in its efforts to give every child a good start in life. To that end, we offer our expertise, fund pilot projects and support efforts to scale up successful initiatives.