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Early Childhood Development: A Smart Beginning for Economies on the Rise

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Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 20:30 - 22:00 (GMT) or convert time
Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank Group HQ & Online

Investing in young children is one of the smartest investments a country can make to break the cycle of poverty, address inequality at the root, and boost productivity later in life. The benefits of early childhood development programs that integrate health, nutrition, education and social protection components are particularly strong for poor and disadvantaged children. Recent scientific and economic studies show irrefutably that early childhood experiences have a profound impact on brain development and on subsequent learning, health, and adult earnings. Smart investments in young children improve prospects for communities and can yield dramatic economic gains for countries.

As we work to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals related to early childhood development, join World Bank Group President Jim Kim, UNICEF Executive Director Tony Lake, and a panel of experts LIVE at 4:30 PM ET on Thursday, April 14 to launch a global movement to ensure that children everywhere can thrive.

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Featuring

President, World Bank Group
Executive Director, UNICEF
Minister of Economy and Finance, Mozambique
International Journalist
CEO, Save the Children International
Executive Director, Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development, University of Toronto
CEO, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Global Health, Norway