By Steve Brito, Ana Corbacho and Rene Osorio “G.E. Rodriguez’ mother said that his son almost died because of the refusal of the hospital to admit him in the absence of a document of a birth certificate. He did not appear in their records and he was even told to go back to her land to bring it.” Birth registration is the very first step to social inclusion and … [Read more...] about Birth Registration: The Very First Step to Social Inclusion and Development
By Hugo Ñopo There’s a consensus in the academic world that it’s vital to invest in the development of children as early as possible in their lives. To make this investment in the most cost-effective manner, it’s necessary to combine public policy efforts with those made in the home. Thus, the home assumes, once again, a valuable role in the development of our societies. … [Read more...] about Today it’s dad’s turn
In collaboration with Sophie Gardiner Attention to Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs and policies in Mexico has risen steadily in recent years. The new IDB publication (in Spanish) identifies several developments in the country that are important for ECD: … [Read more...] about New publication about Mexico
By Clara de Souza Peixoto In this post, I’d like to tell you about some important changes taking place in Panama. Although descriptions of institutional reforms, regulatory changes, and the management issues behind public policy may come off as a bit dry, my intent is to write about the foundations on which we hope to coordinate interventions that produce concrete results in … [Read more...] about Good News from Panama
Child care services are in a serious process of expansion. Data from a recent IDB study documents that in a sample of 34 programs that offer this service in 19 countries, over the past five years, enrollment has grown by 117% while the number of centers and the amount of staff serving them has increased by 60%. This means that centers are operating with more children and more … [Read more...] about Urgent: Managers Wanted!