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Key Achievements

  • Early childhood development. Early childhood experiences have a profound impact on brain development – affecting learning, health and lifetime opportunities and wellbeing.
  • Nutrition. Malnutrition is one of the world’s most serious but least-addressed development challenges with enormous human and economic costs borne by the poor, women, and children.
  • Reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health. While substantial progress has been made, maternal mortality remains a lifetime risk for poor and vulnerable women and child mortality is unacceptably high.
  • Social safety nets. In low-income countries, around one in five of the world’s poor lack safety net coverage, which has a disproportionate impact on the wellbeing of families with young children.
  • Gender. Early childhood and gender are inextricably linked. No country, community or economy can achieve its potential without full and equal participation of women and men, girls, and boys.
  • Childcare. Quality childcare is critical to children, women, families, businesses, and economies. However, nearly 350 million children do not have access to the childcare they need.

Key Achievements

  • Early childhood development. Early childhood experiences have a profound impact on brain development – affecting learning, health and lifetime opportunities and wellbeing.
  • Nutrition. Malnutrition is one of the world’s most serious but least-addressed development challenges with enormous human and economic costs borne by the poor, women, and children.
  • Reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health. While substantial progress has been made, maternal mortality remains a lifetime risk for poor and vulnerable women and child mortality is unacceptably high.
  • Social safety nets. In low-income countries, around one in five of the world’s poor lack safety net coverage, which has a disproportionate impact on the wellbeing of families with young children.
  • Gender. Early childhood and gender are inextricably linked. No country, community or economy can achieve its potential without full and equal participation of women and men, girls, and boys.
  • Childcare. Quality childcare is critical to children, women, families, businesses, and economies. However, nearly 350 million children do not have access to the childcare they need.
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IDA — the World Bank’s fund for the poorest — is one of the world’s largest sources of funds, providing support for health and education, infrastructure and agriculture, and economic and institutional development.

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