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10 Years of Chile Grows With You (Chile Crece Contigo) : Key Components and Lessons Learned for the Setting Up of Comprehensive Child Development Support Systems (English)

The evidence accumulated in the fields of neuroscience, cognitive science, pediatrics, and economics as well as the various lessons learned in matters of policies and social and child development programs have allowed for the construction of a solid foundation for advocacy of such programs, the growing commitment of nations, and the implementation of initiatives that, while they differ in scope, aim at the promotion of child development from the earliest stages throughout childhood. This has made important steps possible toward the fulfillment of the convention on the rights of the child (CRC) as well as progress in the achievement of relevant sustainable development goals (SDG). Chile began setting up a system for child development protection and promotion in 2007, with the focus of social protection and based on a comprehensive intersectoral management model that allows for personalized support along the trajectory of each child’s lives, thus promoting the child's comprehensive development. Through its investing in the early years strategy, the World Bank seeks to promote investment in early childhood, recognizing that this is one of the most cost-effective actions a country can implement to eliminate extreme poverty, drive shared prosperity, and create the human capital necessary to diversify and grow the economy. The present document therefore systematizes key design, implementation, and execution elements from the Chile grows with you (Chile Crece Contigo) (ChCC) system in order to facilitate the sharing of learning experiences among countries interested in advancing the implementation of similar strategies. The document is organized into 3 major sections. Section 1 contextualizes and synthesizes the principal theoretical arguments that support the relevance of ensuring adequate development conditions for all children, especially during their early years. Section 2 reviews the management model globally and presents an overview of the ChCC initiative as a comprehensive childhood support system. Section 3 exhaustively reviews key elements and criteria that have guided the design, implementation, execution, and fine-tuning of the system by identifying both tangible and non-tangible decisive factors in its construction aimed at enrichment through the exchange of experiences with other decision-makers facing similar challenges.


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    10 Years of Chile Grows With You (Chile Crece Contigo) : Key Components and Lessons Learned for the Setting Up of Comprehensive Child Development Support Systems

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10 Years of Chile Grows With You (Chile Crece Contigo) : Key Components and Lessons Learned for the Setting Up of Comprehensive Child Development Support Systems (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.