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Author Alexander, Charlee M., rapporteur.

Title Synthesis of nine global workshops exploring evidence-based, strategic Investments in young children / Charlee Alexander and Kimber Board, rapporteurs ; Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally ; Board on Global Health ; Board on Children, Youth and Families ; Health and Medicine Division' ; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
Published Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (2 unnumbered pages, 55 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Why should stakeholders invest in young children? -- What are promising areas for investment to support young children? -- How can stakeholders invest in young children and what are important considerations? -- Concluding remarks from the forum co-chairs : Zulfiqar Bhutta and Ann Masten
Summary "Focusing on young children in a global context is an approach to end the cycle of poverty and improve the well-being of nations. Improving well-being necessarily begins with core elements such as health, education, nutrition, and social protection; many efforts to improve child development in the first decade of life focus on areas to meet young children's basic needs. Young children living in low-resourced settings are vulnerable to developmental and educational risk factors, such as stunting and undernutrition, disease, caregiver depression, lack of access to quality preprimary and primary education, disabilities, poverty, and societal and familial violence. While each of these areas is important for children's growth and development, there are potential increased benefits from integrated programs and coordinated policies that address more than one of these areas simultaneously, particularly for children living in low-resourced communities. An integrated and coordinated "all system" approach may be the best way to guarantee that children will have the prerequisites for healthy development. The Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally was established with the goal of integrating knowledge with action in regions around the world to inform evidence-based, strategic investments in young children, birth through age 8. The forum held nine workshops across five continents over 3 years. The goal was to learn from experiences in multiple regions and engage in culturally embedded dialogue. This publication summarizes the key themes from the presentations and discussions of the workshops"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 27-33)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (National Academies Press, viewed June 14, 2018)
Subject Child welfare -- Developing countries -- Congresses
Children -- Health and hygiene -- Developing countries -- Congresses
Investments -- Developing countries -- Congresses
Child welfare.
Children -- Health and hygiene.
Developing countries.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Bogard, Kimber, rapporteur.
Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally, issuing body.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Board on Children, Youth, and Families, issuing body.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Board on Global Health, issuing body.
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ISBN 0309459249
Other Titles Forum on investing in young children globally