More and more people and institutions acknowledge that the foundations of children's cognitive, language, motor and socioemotional development are laid during gestation and the first five years of life. Based on this certainty, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has promoted investments, research, and interventions in favor of children's development in the region over … [Read more...] about Early Childhood Development: five years innovating to improve children’s lives
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?