Using Existing Platforms to Integrate and Coordinate Investments for Children—Workshop in Brief


Report at a Glance

  • Workshop in Brief: Spanish (PDF)

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On March 14–15, 2015, the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally, in partnership with the Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion and Wu Yee Sun College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, held a workshop in Hong Kong to examine the science and policy issues involved in coordinating investments in children and their caregivers. Over the course of a day and a half, researchers, policy makers, program practitioners, and other experts on early childhood development from 22 countries discussed how best to coordinate such investments using existing platforms across areas of health, education, nutrition, social protection, and other service domains. This brief summary of the presentations and discussions at the workshop highlights the major issues raised by individual workshop participants, including suggestions for future discussion and action.