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Amanda Devercelli

Global Lead for Early Childhood Development, Education

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. 

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