Amanda E. Devercelli is the Global Lead for Early Childhood Development at the World Bank.
In 2012, she launched the Bank’s Early Learning Partnership, a $30 million multi-donor fund which promotes increased investments in children’s early years through actionable research and improved policies and programs. To date, ELP has generated more than $300 million in new funding to support ECD globally. Amanda co-led the development of the Bank’s Systems Approach for Better Education Results-Early Childhood Development (SABER-ECD) and has authored numerous publications.
She also leads operational and analytical work across the Bank’s portfolio. Current research areas include engaging the non-state sector in early learning and the linkages between early learning and later skills. Amanda has a Master's from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and was awarded the Reynolds Fellowship in Social Enterprise by the Harvard Kennedy School.