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BRIEF February 8, 2021

Effect of a home-visiting parenting program to promote early childhood development and prevent violence: a cluster-randomized trial in Rwanda


In Rwanda, large numbers of children are stunted and lack access to early childhood education and stimulation and start primary school without skills critical for learning. The Government of Rwanda is strongly committed to reducing poverty and promoting early child development and is seeking to develop models that can deliver early childhood services effectively and sustainably. This evaluation will test the effectiveness of a Government-led home-visit family-strengthening intervention that includes parenting coaching, nutrition education, early learning and stimulation activities, in improving parenting practices and children’s development outcomes.


Evaluation Sample:284 geographical clusters across three districts
Timeline: Complete
Intervention:Home-visit parenting training