The early childhood development cluster of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is working to protect the youngest children in the region. Find out how. … [Read more...] about The High Cost of COVID-19 for Children
We all stand together during these difficult times. Some live in countries in the middle of the pandemic, others live in countries where the pandemic may be in an earlier stage. Hopefully, preparedness and response systems are well underway. … [Read more...] about All Together: Responding to the Crisis
A large body of research has shown the long-term effects of early life adversity. A nurturing and stimulating environment is essential for healthy child development and can reduce the harmful effects of risk factors related to poverty and lack of parental resources. Parental programs to promote nurturing environments such as the home-based Reach Up, program originally developed … [Read more...] about An Innovative Childhood Development Program against Adversity in Boa Vista, Brazil
Estimates indicate that around 218 million children between 5 and 17 years of age perform some type of work. Of those, 10.7 million, or 1 in 19 children, live in Latin America and the Caribbean. … [Read more...] about Where do Children Working in Hazardous Environments Come From?
How do we make decisions when our lives are so complex? An increasingly popular way to approach this question is through behavioral sciences—the science of evaluating psychological, cognitive, emotional, cultural, neuroscience and social factors and their impact on decisions. To explore the intersection between behavioral sciences and public policies, the Inter-American … [Read more...] about Interview: Changing Parental Behavior with Behavioral Tools Can Help Children Reach their Full Potential