Policy Research Talk: Effective Investments in the Early Years

October 25, 2016

According to the most recent estimates from the Lancet series on early childhood development, 250 million children under the age of five in low and middle-income countries are exposed to stunting and extreme poverty, putting them at risk of poor developmental outcomes. In this talk, Emanuela Galasso reviewed the productivity and equity arguments behind ‘high quality’ investments in the early years of life. She also discussed how we can use the evidence from developmental science and economics to understand mechanisms and inform better policy design of interventions that achieve long-term impact and can be implemented at scale.