Promoting Early Child Development in the Philippines

Publication | October 2009

This brief explores the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Early Child Development Project in the Philippines, designed to assist the Philippine Government in operationalizing its 10-year (1998-2007) National Early Childhood Development Program. Its aim was to help reduce child mortality, malnutrition, and primary school drop-out rates. The project was also designed to provide the needed technical and financial support to enable local government units (LGUs) to deliver more and better services for children under the age of 6. It was implemented in 132 LGUs in 10 provinces in regions VI, VII, and XII.