3ie’s systematic review examined the impact of 216 education programmes in 52 low- and middle-income countries. It synthesised evidence on the effects of 21 types of education programmes on children’s school enrolment, attendance, completion and learning. This is the most comprehensive systematic review conducted to date on education effectiveness.
The WBG’s Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice provides financing, state-of-the-art analysis, and policy advice to help countries expand access to quality, affordable health care. It also prioritizes protecting people from falling into poverty or becoming poorer due to illness; and promoting investments in all sectors that form the foundation of healthy societies.
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
Early childhood development can be one of the most cost-effective interventions for policymakers. An IEG report explores the benefits of investing in young children and how such investments can persist into school and beyond.
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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?
Across the globe, many governments and development actors have implemented measures to reduce the number of deaths among mothers and young children.