Past Event

Scaling Up Early Child Development in the Developing World

Monday, May 04 - Tuesday, May 05, 2009
The Brookings Institution

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

The Early Child Development Initiative at the Wolfensohn Center for Development at Brookings hosted a two-day conference to feature the project’s first five country case studies on the scale up of Early Child Development (ECD) in the developing world. Country authors presented their findings on the process of scaling up ECD in Cuba, Madagascar, South Africa, Macedonia and the Philippines.

Event participants consisted of global ECD experts, including representatives from multilateral institutions; local and international NGOs; local, national and international non-profit organizations; academic institutions; government officials and ECD practioners. The conference provided a platform for the country authors to highlight key challenges and achievements in scaling up ECD in the five respective countries, as well as an opportunity for the global ECD community to both gain from and provide valuable insight on how to more effectively scale up early child programs in the developing world.

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