We know that the key to innovation for any of the challenges faced by Latin America and the Caribbean today is collaboration among diverse actors and the exchange of experiences, and the development and education of the youngest children is no exception. With the firm belief that the exchange of experiences enhances the impact of policies, the Inter-American Development Bank … [Read more...] about What Can we Learn in a Community of Practice with Early Childhood Development Experts?
The teacher enters the classroom, and the bustle turns to silence. Exams are placed on each desk. The teacher walks to the front, points to the clock above the blackboard and says in a firm voice: "You have exactly 90 minutes to finish the test. Get started." We feel the pressure, take a deep breath, and become aware that there is no time to lose. That's the power of the … [Read more...] about The Urgency of Further Boosting Early Childhood Investments
Within the normal course of a project, data is collected, information is analyzed, and results are interpreted to better understand reality. But there is one more element in the equation that both researchers and field implementers seek as the ultimate goal: moving from data to decision-making. For 5 years, the projects supported by … [Read more...] about From data to action: what do we need to make effective early childhood development decisions?
It is very common for technology and digitization to dominate conversations and debates about innovation. However, innovation has other faces: those of the people who are at the center of the projects, the generation of knowledge and shared learning. We have experienced this thanks to a wonderful alliance that was created 4 years ago with this innovation approach to promote … [Read more...] about The Early Childhood Development Innovation Fund: innovating, generating knowledge and creating learning communities