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Lead Economist in Social Protection
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Senior Economist in Social Protection
Ferdinando RegaliaFerdinando Regalia
Head of Social Protection and Health Division

Take good care of Santiago (04:06)

We care about your opinion

The IDB Division of Social Protection and Health will write in this blog about our everyday learning and international experiences on early childhood development.

We invite you to share with us interesting initiatives that are being implemented in your country to promote such an important area for the development of Latin America and the Caribbean.

We look forward to reading your comments!

Jan 26 2015


Inequality is one of the biggest challenges facing Latin America. We’ve discussed this topic several times from different perspectives here on the blog.  Inequality perpetuates poverty and, as the British economist Tony Atkinson says, inequality of income, wealth, or education in one generation leads to inequality of opportunity in the next. Read more…

Jan 19 2015

by Joan Lombardi

young children

From Kampala to Kingston; Delhi to Denver; and São Paulo to Santiago, giving children a strong start in life is critical to not only the growth and development of individuals, but also the growth and development of nations. Read more…

Jan 12 2015

by Hirokazu Yoshikawa

preeschool education

Original photo by Cuna Más

Universal preschool education at 4 should be adopted as a cost-effective way to improve outcomes for all and to reduce childhood inequalities worldwide. Evidence shows large-scale, public preschool programs lead to better education, health, economic and social outcomes for children, families and countries. Read more…

Jan 5 2015
Original Photo

Original Photo

I recently read a reflection written by Brittney Cooper, an American college professor, in which she shared a personal anecdote. In the piece, she told of how once, while riding the subway in Washington, D.C., she observed a white child climbing on the seats and hanging from the bars of the train. The child’s mother did and said nothing. The author speculated on the attitude of the mother and the reaction that mothers of other ethnicities may have had. For example, what would an Argentinian, Mexican or Panamanian mother do in a similar situation? Read more…

Dec 29 2014
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Picture MIDIS Peru

For almost three years now, we’ve been publishing our opinion and perspective on the reality, politics, research, and recent experiences in early childhood in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean as well as the rest of the world. Our number one goal is that, through you, the children of Latin America and the Caribbean receive the best care in order to have a brighter future.

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