Dr. Maria Garrido is the Principal Research Scientist and Adjunct Faculty at the Information School at University of Washington. Dr. Garrido has a background in conducting multi-country studies that catalyze social change, specifically in communities facing social, political, and economic challenges. Elena Heredero and Mariel Sabra are both Lead Specialists at the IDB Lab, … [Read more...] about How Covid-19 is reinventing youth employment
We have a pending task to ensure a good start for all children in Latin America and the Caribbean: achieving high-quality child development services on a large scale. We can address this challenge through the generation of knowledge, innovating in the design of effective programs, measuring and monitoring child development, articulating the work across the different sectors … [Read more...] about New Hub on Early Childhood Development: Innovation, research and measurement for children in Latin America and the Caribbean
“Take your child to preschool” is an innovation identified in the Knowledge Hub on Early Childhood Development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Visit it to discover more innovations and resources for Early Childhood Development in the region. Frequent attendance to a quality preschool in the early years is essential for boys and girls to develop cognitive, emotional and … [Read more...] about “Take your child to preschool”: Behavioral sciences at the service of early childhood
Guiselle Alpizar (MEP), Loreto Biehl (IDB), Juan M. Hernández-Agramonte (IPA), Olga Namen (IPA), Emma Näslund-Hadley (IDB), Laura Ochoa (ICBF), and Brunilda Peña de Osorio (MINED) As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages, the chaos of taking on distance or hybrid education in addition to worries of contracting the disease, joblessness and everyday stresses can trigger … [Read more...] about 61,000 parents share how distress about distance education overpowers parental coping mechanisms in times of COVID-19
We need to support our teachers, now more than ever! The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of most schools in Latin America and the Caribbean, meant that from one moment to another, teachers had to adapt the educational content and their instructional methods and switch to a remote teaching mode for which they weren't prepared. Ministries of Education across the … [Read more...] about Helping our Teachers: Now More Needed Than Ever!