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Follow the conference on twitter as it happens at @TheIFS using hashtags #EDePO and #EarlyYears. Selected videos and presentations will be posted over the two days.  

Following the 2015 Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) flagship publication of 2015, "The Early Years: Child Well-Being and the Role of Public Policy", the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policy (EDePo) at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and the IDB are organising an academic conference on the themes covered extending the scope to experiences in developing, middle income and developed countries. The conference will focus on lessons that can be learned from the literature on the early years, their long term consequences, and the potential role for policy. The conference aims to bring together experts working on different contexts and across different disciplines. 

Topics include improving quality of Early Childhood care in the home and child-care centres; scaling-up ECD programs; process of skill formation over the course of childhood; long-run effects of early childhood investments.

We thank the British Academy for hosting this event.

Speakers include:

J. Lawrence Aber (Professor of Applied Psychology and Public Policy, NYU)

Orazio Attanasio (Jeremy Bentham Professor of Economics, University College London, IFS Research Director, EDePo at IFS Programme Director)

Jere Behrman (W.R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Economics and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania)

Janet Currie (Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs; Director of the Center for Health and Well-Being; Princeton University)

Sally Grantham-McGregor (Emeritus Professor of International Child Health, University College London)

Costas Meghir (Douglas A Warner III Professor of Economics, Yale University)

Hirokazu Yoshikawa (Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education, New York University)

Download the programme for a full list of speakers and session details.

Presentations by the speakers can be found here.



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