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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!
Dec 10 2013
By Raúl Mercer
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world. In other words, it is irrefutable proof of the will of nations to recognize children as the basis for societies built on fairness and solidarity. In this sense, Latin America and the Caribbean are poised at a unique moment in their histories in which children are being recognized within the social policy framework of most countries in the region. Read more…
Dec 3 2013
By Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo
Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities -an important day for development workers, disability leaders and policy makers, to reflect on how we are addressing the inclusion of persons with disabilities in development assistance. According to the World Report on Disability there are one billion persons with disabilities globally. Some estimates suggest that globally, up to 150 million children (aged 0-18) experience some form of disability: learning, speech, physical, cognitive, sensory, or emotional (Global Partnership for Children 2012). Read more…
Nov 25 2013
I am on my way back from Kingston, Jamaica, where the conference Early Childhood Development in the Caribbean took place on Thursday, November 14. The aim of the conference was to share recent findings of three studies by the IDB and distinguished researchers and stalwarts from the University of the West Indies (UWI). The press and TV cover the event very widely as not only Jamaica but almost all Caribbean countries were represented in the event! Read more…
Nov 18 2013
By Clara Alemann
Last week the Bank and Promundo launched a new program, Program P (‘P’ for Padre in Spanish, meaning “Father”), as a targeted response to the need for concrete strategies to engage men in positive, active caregiving from their partner’s pregnancy through their child’s early years. Read more…
Nov 11 2013
By Ángela Funez
I’ve always been interested in innovations that can change people’s lives. I love learning about things like using smartphones to perform electrocardiograms and send the results automatically to your doctor, or about breakthroughs in the Human Genome Project. I usually think such innovations can only come from brilliant people, scientists or Nobel Prize winners. Read more…