This dataset includes data from 2455 children Western (Kasese, Kyenjojo and Kabarole) Central (Mukono, Masaka and Mityana) Eastern (Mbale, Iganga and Jinja) Uganda. The data was collected as part of a project financed by The Research Council of Norway to study the impact of offering child-care support to families in Uganda on the children’s development and on the mothers’ economic development. The average age of children was 3.9 years. A follow up study will be done in 2020.
Average learning and development scores in IDELA domains
On average, children scored 36% correct on the IDELA assessment.
Distribution of Total IDELA scores
Scores ranges from under 10% to over 91% correct. The most common score was 21-30%.
Distribution of children’s ages
Most children in the sample were 3 or 4 years old.
Average IDELA scores by child’s age
On average, one additional year was associated with an additional 14.7 percentage points correct in overall IDELA score.
Distribution of children’s gender
50% of children in the sample were female.
Average IDELA score by gender
Girls scored slightly higher than boys by an average 3.8 percentage points.