ERIC Number: ED463878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Early Child Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: List of Projects with World Bank Support.
World Bank, Washington, DC. Human Development Network.
In recent years the World Bank, currently the largest single funding source for education and health programs in the world, has put new emphasis on reaching children in the years before they enter school. Despite the acknowledged benefits to be gained from investing in education, schooling in Latin America has failed to keep pace with the population and economic development. This directory lists 19 joint Latin America-World Bank projects, both freestanding programs and components of larger projects, targeted to preschool-aged children. The directory lists new projects recently approved as well as updates on projects already in operation. Projects are listed in alphabetical order by country. Each project description includes the project's overall objectives, basic data (dates, cost, region, target population, participating agencies, project manager), policy context, interim goals and strategies to obtain them, and expected and documented benefits. Additional program information is highlighted throughout the book for programs in Chile, El Salvador, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. (KB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Child Health, Developmental Programs, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Nutrition Instruction, Organizations (Groups), Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Young Children
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC. Human Development Network.