Two-day course about the design and implementation of successful Early Childhood Development (ECD) policies and programs in low- and middle-income countries, including by expanding the Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER)-ECD tool.
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Harold Alderman , International Food Policy Research Institute
Overview of the education, health, economic, and human rights arguments The speaker will discuss the arguments for investing in ECD as well as the global trends and challenges faced by countries in expanding and improving ECD policies and programs. Presentation will be followed by a question and answer period.
Michelle Neuman , Education Specialist , HDNED
Amanda Devercelli , Education Specialist , AFTEW
Amina Denboba , Education Consultant , HDNED
Sachiko Kataoka , Education Economist , ECSHD
Raja Bentaouet Kattan , Senior Education Specialist , LCSHE
SABER-ECD Conceptual Framework SABER-ECD Tools How SABER-ECD can support TTLs The session will highlight what matters in ECD policies and programs. Participants will learn about the SABER-ECD Framework as well as the key policy goals and levers that inform policy dialogue and guide ECD system development. Additionally, the session will review the SABER-ECD Tools that were created to assess a country’s early childhood development policies and institutions and allow for a comparative analysis of ECD systems across countries.
Veronica Del Rosario Silva Villalobos , Senior Social Protection Specialist , LCSHS
Lessons learned from Chile Crece Contigo, a comprehensive, multi-sectoral system supporting young children and families. The session will focus on a case study of a country that has created and implemented and early childhood system. Sufficient time will be allocated for questions and discussion of the “take-aways” for ECD policy and program development.
Rebecca Sayre , Education Consultant , HDNED
WB investment trends in ECD by region and sector Case studies and key achievements and lessons from WB ECD operations. Reflections from a sector manager on the implications of this review and analysis for the Bank’s future work on ECD. The session will present an analysis of 10 years of World Bank investments in ECD- related projects. It will highlight trends in operations across HD sectors and lessons learned on what has worked and what has been less effective, using information from project Implementation Completion Reports (ICRs) and interviews with task managers. A discussion will focus on the implications of this review and analysis for future ECD operations.
Lucy Bassett , Social Protection Specialist , LCSHS
Film: AIN-C program in La Paz, Honduras
Harriet Nannyonjo , Senior Education Specialist , LCSHE
Peter Holland , Senior Education Specialist , LCSHE
Carla Paredes , ECD Consultant , LCSHE
How do different countries organize ECD? Which ministries are typically engaged? What prevents good policies from being successfully implemented? What are some innovative strategies to integrate services to support holistic ECD? How can we improve coordination across WB HD sectors? The session will review the rationale for inter-sectoral coordination and will analyze some of the challenges to fostering collaboration across different sectors at both national and decentralized levels. Issues of integrating service delivery will also be explored. Lessons learned from multi-sectoral operations including strategies for overcoming barriers to collaboration across Bank departments will be presented.
Marito Garcia , Lead Human Development Economist , AFTEW
Clark Matthews , Education Consultant , HDNED
Mechanisms for sustainable financing Methods to finance ECD across sectors Donor coordination and effectiveness Potential complications that hinder effectiveness of ECD financing The session will review the main approaches to cost and finance early childhood programs and will highlight good practices and lessons learned from country experiences. The session allows sufficient time for discussion among participants.
Dr. Patricia Kariger , Developmental Psychologist , University of California-Berkeley
David Evans , Senior Economist , AFRCE
Sophie Naudeau , Senior Education Specialist , AFTEE
Adapting/applying child assessments Evaluating and ensuring quality of ECD programs Applications to Impact Evaluations The session will present a range of commonly used tools to measure child development outcomes. The “the nuts and bolts” of using these tools in project implementation and evaluations will be addressed. The session will highlight good practices and lessons learned from in low- and middle income countries (e.g., Cambodia, Malawi, Vietnam). Next, evaluating ECD programs and ensuring program quality will be presented. Additionally, the implications for impact evaluations will be discussed.
Robin Horn , Advisor , HDNED
Meera Shekar , Lead health Specialist , AFTHW
Tigran Shmis , Education Specialist , ECSH2
Rosfita Roesli , Education Specialist , EASHE
Amer Hasan , Education Economist , EASHE
Align intermediate outcomes with PDOs Examine logic between intermediate outcomes and project activities Introduce Results Framework and develop competency in selecting and applying relevant indicators to measure project outcomes Identify challenges in designing ECD projects During this session, facilitators will work with small groups to discuss examples of strong project parameters, including PDOs, logical results chains, and relevant indicators. The session will also familiarize participants with resources that can assist in this process and allow time for hands-on application.
Sajitha Bashir , Sector Manager , AFTEE
Joan Lombardi , Director , Early Opportunities
Michelle Neuman , Education Specialist , HDNED
Review key points Award of certificates to all participants The session will review the key points and most salient messages from the two-day session and will invite participants to share their thoughts on the extent to which the sessions fulfilled their expectations and on the way forward