PRIDI: Programa Regional de Indicadores de Desarrollo Infantil


The Programa Regional de Indicadores de Desarollo Infantil (PRIDI) was a regional program that collected and analyzed comparable data and indicators on early childhood development (ECD) in Latin America in order to gain deeper insights into the situations of young children and their families.

The study measured, in each participating country, levels of child development for children between 24 and 59 months of age. Data collection instruments included interviews with children and their parents/guardians in their homes in 2013. The study also provided benchmarks to assist policymakers identify the comparative strengths and weaknesses of ECD and “readiness to learn networks” in their respective countries.

For additional information, please visit the IDB PRIDI website.

Our partners

PRIDI was coordinated by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), which commissioned the IEA to provide assistance and advice on all aspects of the study’s design and implementation.

The IEA’s contribution

As a subcontractor, the IEA developed strategies and software to ensure standardized, state-of-the-art sampling, data collection, and data-processing procedures. The IEA also provided the participating countries with consultancy and training services in data management and international database analyses. The services also covered matters relating to general methodological and statistical issues.


Oliver Neuschmidt +49 40 48500 705 – pridi [at]