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    Encouraging better financing of early childhood development programs

    When: Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 3:00 — 5:30 p.m.

    Where: The Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Room, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC


    Early childhood development (ECD) costs are often complex and there is an urgent need for accurate cost data of ECD services across different interventions across the world. On September 5, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings will launch a report on the standardized ECD costing tool (SECT), a tool developed in collaboration with the World Bank Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund. SECT can be utilized to encourage both more and better financing for ECD, by allowing stakeholders to budget, plan for implementation at scale and perform cost-effectiveness analyses on ECD interventions. It also has the capacity to cost a range of ECD interventions from parenting to pre-primary programs as well as integrated programs including nutrition.

    The event will include two panels. The first panel will convene stakeholders from the first round of pilot countries where the tool has already been tested. Second, a group of ECD experts will lay out the state of play and the opportunities and challenges for costing early childhood interventions. An hour-long networking reception will follow the program.

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