Drowning Prevention Program Demonstrates Positive Impact on Child Development


This intervention impact report comes from the Center for Injury Prevention and Research Bangladesh (CIPRB) which implemented Anchal, a comprehensive drowning reduction project, in the southern part of Bangladesh. The study aimed to measure the ECD progress of the children who received regular supervision and ECD care services in the Anchal centers.

CIPRB used a Randomized Control Trial (RCT) design at the baseline and end-line. The International Developmental and Early Learning Assessment (IDELA) was used to assess children’s ECD outcomes and a caregiver tool used to learn about the home environment. CIPRB assessed 53 intervention children their caregivers at baseline and 55 at end-line. Similarly, 51 control group children and their caregivers were assessed at baseline and 57 at end-line. The results at end-line and baseline showed that after one intervention Anchal children’s ECD aptitudes improvement were significantly better than those children did not have access to any ECD care services.

Author: Rehana Parveen and Aminur Rahman
Organization: CIPRB
Date: June 1, 2020
Country: Bangladesh