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 Developmen
While much has been written on early childhood development and the near-term benefits to children selected to participate in interventions, few studies look at the sustained impacts of these programs. This systematic review aims to contribute to the field's progress by collecting those studies that offer high-quality, causal estimates, providing analysis on interventions shown to have sustained effects across a range of outcomes, and identifying research gaps to help guide future studies.
Bright Starts, Sustained Results - What We've Learned from Following Beneficiaries of Early Childhood Interventions
We know that what happens in childhood has a profound influence on opportunities later in life, but how can we design early childhood interventions that have enough impact to observably improve later outcomes?
Improved outcomes for women and children—more education, lower fertility rates, higher nutritional status, and lower incidence of illness, among other outcomes—have broad individual, family, and societal benefits.