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Impact Evaluations: Early Childhood Development and Nutrition Program in Uganda


Presentation:   The Impact of Nutrition and Early Child Development Project in Uganda (35kb PDF)

Tuesday, November 30, 2004
12.30 - 2.00 pm
Room MC9-401

Presenter: Harold Alderman

Investments in early child development (ECD) have become a significant component of Bank lending.  These programs combine nutrition, health care, and cognitive development to offset the disadvantages of growing up in poverty.  However, given that these interventions provide services in the first few years of a child's life yet aim at increasing their lifetime capacity, it is inherently difficult to evaluate programs.  Much of the evidence base indicating the potential of such interventions come from longitudinal studies from middle and upper income countries.  The Uganda case study discussed in this seminar represents one of a trio of evaluations of Bank projects designed to add to the understanding of ECD interventions.   

The presentation will discuss both the results of a community based decentralized intervention on child growth and on cognitive development as well as indicate the lessons from evaluating the set of the three ECD interventions that are relevant to the current recognition of the need to assess the impacts of Bank supported investments.

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