For children born into poverty, early childhood interventions hold the promise of overcoming social disadvantages and breaking the cycle of poverty between generations.  Watch President Kim and a panel of experts explore ways for the World Bank to more fully engage to meet the needs of young children and their families.  As we work to meet the Sustainable Development Goals related to child well-being and gender equality, now is the moment to find ways we can help these children move beyond surviving to thriving.   

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    Caroline Heider
    Director-General & Sr. Vice President,
    Independent Evaluation Group

    Caren Grown
    Senior Director, Gender CCSA, World Bank Group

    Kofi Marfo
    Professor and Founding Director of the Institute for Human Development at Aga Khan University / Member, Institute of Medicine Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally

    Susan Walker
    Professor of Nutrition and Director of the Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Jamaica


    Keith E. Hansen
    Vice President for Human Development, World Bank Group

    Jim Yong Kim
    President, World Bank Group

    Sophie Naudeau
    Sophie Naudeau, Early Childhood Development Global Lead, World Bank
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