Melissa Kelly

Melissa Kelly

Early Years Fellowship Coordinator, World Bank

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Melissa Kelly is part of the Early Childhood Development team at the World Bank, where she leads the Early Years Fellowship. She brings fifteen years of experience in design and delivery of ECD and education programming across diverse contexts. Melissa has led operational work on early childhood in Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Zambia, Pakistan and Indonesia in previous roles with ChildFund International and Save the Children. She holds several leadership roles in global and regional networks and working groups. Melissa previously managed Save the Children ECD program in Mozambique, which was evaluated by the World Bank in the first impact evaluation of ECD in Africa and later scaled up in a national pilot by the Ministry of Education. She holds a Master’s in International Educational Development from Columbia University’s Teachers College. 

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