Financing Investments in Young Children Globally

The Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, in partnership with the Center for Early Childhood Education and Development (CECED), Ambedkar University, Delhi, will conduct an interactive public workshop featuring presentations and discussions that identify some of the current issues in financing investments across health, education, nutrition, and social protection that aim to improve children's developmental potential. Speakers will explore issues across three broad domains of financing: (1) costs of programs for young children; (2) sources of funding, including public and private investments; and (3) allocation of these investments, including cash transfers, microcredit programs, block grants, and government restructuring. Some models of current financing structures will be presented in order to illuminate potential opportunities for new financing structures targeted toward improving child outcomes. The meeting is open to interested participants and will be webcast.