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Poverty-related risk factors for child development and human capital

Comparative national and global assessment


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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

In addition to global and country-level analyses, more detailed examination will be done for two focus countries, Pakistan and Tanzania, where project collaborators have close ties and established working relationships.

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Focus Areas:

Education, Health, Basic Education and 2 MoreSEE ALL

Education, Health, Basic Education, Literacy and Methods & LearningSEE LESS

Verified Funding

Innovation Description

Researchers will use comprehensive data sources to develop comparable national, regional, and global estimates of the effects of major risk factors on childhood development, educational attainment, and the economic impact of those effects.
How does your innovation work?
With an award from the "Saving Brains" program of Grand Challenges Canada, the researchers will develop comparable estimates of the effects of major risk factors on childhood development. Risk factors to be studied include adverse health and nutrition during pregnancy, childhood infections and nutritional status, and maternal depression and low education, which may result in inadequate child nurturing and stimulation.


Dec 2012
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