Consortium for Pre-Primary Data and Measurement in Africa (CPDMA)

CPDMA is new initiative funded by USAID to promote movement towards data-driven early childhood systems in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Consortium convenes a network of government officials, researchers and other stakeholders interested in pre-primary data and measurement. We emphasize cross-country learning and exploring how we can use data to help improve children’s learning in the years before they enter formal schooling.

Our goals

Convene a consortium of global early childhood partners, including a taskforce of researchers and practitioners actively engaged in measurement and monitoring in sub-Saharan Africa.

Create a hub for exchange of information and experiences in pre-primary data across Sub-Saharan Africa and other geographies

What does the Consortium do?

The Consortium will convene policy makers, researchers, and other experts. The activities will include:

1. Virtual and in-person meetings for networking and knowledge exchange

2. Publications and tools in response to the interests and needs of Consortium members

3. Support for a taskforce of researchers and practitioners in a small number of sub-Saharan African countries who will tackle challenges related to data use and share their learning with the larger Consortium.


A group of Taskforce countries has been established as part of the Consortium to advise on the overall direction of the initiative and generate knowledge together on how to use data and measurement to improve pre-primary education. [More information coming soon]


Are you interested in being part of the Consortium?

We are seeking global early childhood partners to join the consortium.

Upcoming Consortium and Partner Events

For more information

The Consortium is just getting underway. If you are interested in participating, and/or would like more information, please contact us. Please also sign up for our newsletter below.

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