”Ayiti Cherie”, I am proud to leave you with important progress achieved, but sad to leave you still needing so much more. I arrived in Haiti early 2015 in order to lead the education team. It has been an extraordinary experience; with celebration of important results achieved and establishment of strategic partnerships but also with difficult negotiations and complex … [Lee más...] about My lessons learnt from working in Education in Haiti
A couple of weeks ago my oldest daughter showed up at home with a couple of friends on Saturday. Upon arrival, he asked me for the tablet. Of course, as the responsible father that I am, my first reaction was to ask her why they wanted it. Her answer surprised me; I quickly replied that of course she could use it. … [Lee más...] about The challenge of working as a team in Latin America – How did the region do in the new PISA assessment of social competencies?
When Jeison Aristizábal was born, he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The doctors told his parents that there was little hope for him and that at best he would become a shoe shiner. Today, more than 33 years later Jeison leads a foundation that helps children with disabilities. He is a clear example of how stimulation and support in early childhood can help the brain develop … [Lee más...] about ALAS-IDB Award Winners Announced at the IDB Headquarters
In the 90’s, the city of New York lived a turbulent time with six murders a day. More than two decades later, in 2014, the city had the lowest number of murders since 1963: 333 murders throughout the year, a little less than 1 a day. How did the police department of this city achieve such a radical change in violent crime? … [Lee más...] about Something more than a history of police: how the analysis and use of data improves decision-making in education
The ALAS-IDB awards represent the emblematic commitment of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the ALAS Foundation to promote the development of early childhood in Latin America and the Caribbean. … [Lee más...] about 12 transformative initiatives for early childhood