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The Early Years: Child Well-being and the Role of Public Policy
December 3, 2015Washington, D.C.

Children are the adults of the future. How they are raised will determine their well-being and the future of the countries they live in. Quality spending on young children pays off in happier, healthier and more productive adults.

Join us to discuss the findings of the latest flagship publication by the Inter-American Development Bank, which focuses on the well-being of children from conception to 8 years of age. The report covers Latin America and the Caribbean’s current status in terms of early childhood development, advocates for more and better spending, and offers suggestions for improving public policy in this critical area.


  • Keith Hansen

    Vice President, Human Development, World Bank Group

  • Norbert Schady

    Principal Economic Advisor, Social Sector, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Samuel Berlinski

    Principal Economist, Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank

  • Augusto de la Torre

    Chief Economist, Latin America & the Caribbean Region, World Bank Group
  • Sophie Naudeau

    Early Childhood Development Global Solutions Group Lead, World Bank Group
  • Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015
  • Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Location: World Bank Group, J Building (J 1-050), 701 18th St NW, Washington, D.C.
  • Contact: Patricia da Camara