by Julia Johannsen and Michiko Tamashiro In District 8 of El Alto, Bolivia, 21% of children between the ages of 0 and 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition, according to an IDB study to be published in 2015. This is not the case for Edysson and Joycy, who are enjoying a happy and healthy childhood in the same predominantly Aymara, socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhood … [Read more...] about Puppets that Teach Good Eating Habits
By Ciro Avitabile There is no way around it, when people aren’t well incentivized to do their jobs (with monetary or non-monetary incentives) the quality of the work decreases. This happens to be the case in many developing countries with teachers and doctors. The lack of appropriate incentives translates into higher absenteeism and less dedication to their jobs. … [Read more...] about Power to the people?
On Tuesday, I wrote about the results of several Jamaican studies that were presented in London last week at the "Promises for Preschoolers: Early Childhood Development and Human Capital Accumulation" conference. Now, I want to tell you about some of the other research that was presented, with a focus on projects related to Latin America. … [Read more...] about Lessons from an international conference
Last week in London, University College London (UCL), 3ie (International Initiative for Impact Evaluation), the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and EDePo (Evaluation of Development Policy) convened a group of more than a hundred researchers and public policymakers on the topic of child development. The "Promises for Preschoolers: Early Childhood Development and Human … [Read more...] about Jamaica shows results
By Sophie Gardiner. In May of this year, in honor of Mother’s Day, Save the Children published its 13th annual report on the “State of the World’s Mothers.” This year, the organization chose to focus on nutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life—from pregnancy until age two. This is the period where crucial cognitive capacity is developed and healthy physical … [Read more...] about Mothers are still facing poor conditions in Central America