This book provides an analysis of Early Childhood Development (ECD) in South Sudanese refugee camps in Uganda, making the case for the design and implementation of programmes for ECD in emergency situations.

Illustrating the current place of ECD in the humanitarian landscape and the environment in which South Sudanese refugees in Uganda currently live, this book combines child and human development perspectives to underpin the importance of ECD in emergencies. Developing an ECD tool specific to the cultural context and emergency situation, the author examines the outcomes of an ECD programme focused on refugee children and provides evidence for increased investment into ECD in emergencies.

Contributing to the evidence base for Early Childhood Development, this book will be of interest to students, scholars and practitioners who conduct research on ECD, education or humanitarianism in developing countries.

chapter |8 pages


part Part I|30 pages

Background and context

chapter 3|17 pages

Overview of the humanitarian landscape

chapter 4|16 pages

South Sudan

Decades of conflict with little respite

part Part II|35 pages

Early Childhood Development in emergency programming

part Part III|20 pages

Evidence for Early Childhood Development in emergencies

chapter 7|19 pages

Research methodology

chapter |4 pages


The way forward