Background Materials (Events)

Early Childhood Development

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.

There are 10 sessions in this course

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Why invest early?

Session Summary

Making Early Childhood Interventions Effective

Learning objectives

1. Participants understand the key evidence-based arguments for investing early. 2. Participants reflect on potential implications for policy dialogue and project preparation.


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.