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The power of art: A call to action on the Early Years

December 22, 2016

Investing in the early years is one of the smartest things a country can do to eliminate extreme poverty, boost shared prosperity, and create the human capital needed for economies to diversify and grow. In celebration of Universal Children’s Day, the World Bank Group, the Embassy of Belgium, and the Global Financing Facility organized a photo exhibit in November 2016 at the World Bank Group headquarters in Washington, DC featuring images from the “Birth Day” series by Belgian photographer Lieve Blancquaert. The exhibit shed light on the diverse contexts in which children are born and raised by vividly illustrating how families and communities across the world welcome their newborns.
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