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Author Widmer, Jocelyn, rapporteur.

Title Supporting family and community investments in young children globally : summary of a joint workshop by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences / Jocelyn Widmer, rapporteur ; Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally, Board on Global Health, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Institute of Medicine, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : National Academies Press, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xx, 119 pages))
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary To examine the science, policy, and practice surrounding supporting family and community investments in young children globally and children in acute disruptions, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop in partnership with the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from July 27-29, 2015. The workshop examined topics related to supporting family and community investments in young children globally. Examples of types of investments included financial and human capital. Participants also discussed how systems can better support children, families, and communities through acute disruptions such as the Ebola outbreak. Over the course of the 3-day workshop, researchers, policy makers, program practitioners, funders, young influencers, and other experts from 19 countries discussed how best to support family and community investments across areas of health, education, nutrition, social protection, and other service domains. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
Funding This activity was supported by grants from the Accordia Global Health Foundation; Autism Speaks (unnumbered award); the Bernard van Leer Foundation (222-2012-043); The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1084405); the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; the Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development; Fundaô̇ Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal (unnumbered); Grand Challenges Canada (unnumbered); HighScope Educational Research Foundation (unnumbered); the Inter-American Development Bank (unnumbered); the Jacobs Foundation (2013-1079); Lumos; the National Institutes of Health--Fogarty International Center, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Institute of Mental Health; Nestle Nutrition Institute (unnumbered); Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; the Open Society Institute-Budapest Foundation (OR2013-10010); ReadyNation (unnumbered); the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; the Society for Research in Child Development (unnumbered); UNICEF (unnumbered); U.S. Agency for International Development; U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (2013-9204); and the World Bank (unnumbered). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project.
Contents Introduction and overview -- Defining family and community investments in context -- Financing models -- Policies supporting family and community investments -- Program perspectives -- Community voices -- Ebola and acute disruptions -- Aspirations for young children gobally -- References -- Appendix A: Abbreviations and acronyms -- Appendix B: Workshop agenda -- Appendix C: Biographical sketches of workshop speakers.
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Subject Medical policy -- Developing countries -- Congresses.
Child welfare -- Developing countries -- Congresses.
Children -- Health and hygiene -- Developing countries -- Congresses.
Economics -- Developing countries -- Sociological aspects -- Congresses.
Investments -- Developing countries -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Congresses.
Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Added Author Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally, sponsoring body.
Ethiopian Academy of Sciences, sponsoring body.
Supporting Family and Community Investment in Young Children Globally (Workshop) (2015 : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
ISBN 9780309389402