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Early Childhood Development Risks

Risks for adverse child development outcomes include a range of biolological risks ( nutrition related, infectious diseases, environmental risks), and psychosocial risks (parenting factors, contextual risk factors such as maternal depression and exposure to violence). These coupled with poverty and associated social factors, prevent over 200 million children in the developing countries from attaining their developmental potential. In reality, these risks often co-occur, exposing children to the effects of cumulative risk factors. These affect children’s cognitive abilities, social-emotional competence and sensori- motor development, all of which in turn have consequences for children’s school readiness as well as on school performance. Featured below are publications focussing on the risks for adverse child development outcomes.

This Inter-American Development Bank working paper by Florencia López Bóo documents disparities in cognitive development- as measured by a receptive vocabulary test-between children from households with... Read More

Authors Norbert Schady, Jere Behrman, Maria Caridad Araujo,Rodrigo Azuero, Raquel Bernal, David Bravo,Florencia Lopez-Boo, Karen Macours, Daniela Marshall,Christina Paxson, and Renos Vakis observe that... Read More

Steering committee member of the GCDG, Prof. Grantham-McGregor with researchers Hamadani JD, Tofail F, Huda SN, Alam DS, Ridout DA, Attanasio O aimed to determine the timing and size of the cognitive... Read More

Authors Walker SP, Grantham-Mcgregor SM, Powell CA and Chang SM reported on whether benefits to growth and cognition remain after intervention in growth-restricted children who received psychosocial... Read More