Understanding early child development in Malawi
Lead researcher: Prof Nicola Pitchford
High rates of maternal, infant and childhood mortality and undernutrition are a significant problem in Malawi, resulting in many children failing to reach their educational potential and impacting economic development at the national level. Identifying children at greatest risk and in need of intervention is key to solving this problem. Building a new data platform for early child development by integrating numerous data sets (national surveys, early educational outcomes, maternal and infant health, micronutrients in soil and crops) will transform early child development and learning outcomes in Malawi.
This project is funded by ERSC.