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Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally announces the release of its report, Financing Investments in Young Children Globally: Workshop Summary

The Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally announced the release of their report, Financing Investments in Young Children Globally: Workshop Summary. The report summarizes the workshop held August 26-27, 2014 in New Delhi, India in partnership with the Centre for Early Childhood Education and Development (CECED), Ambedkar University, Delhi. The workshop explored issues across three broad domains of financing: (1) costs of programs for young children; (2) sources of funding, including public and private investments; and (3) allocation of these investments, including cash transfers, microcredit programs, block grants, and government restructuring. Some models of current financing structures were presented in order to illuminate potential opportunities for new financing structures targeted toward improving child outcomes.Research presentations highlighted the links among sources of funding, types of funding mechanisms, and the pathways through which they operate with respect to maternal and child health, education, and social protection outcomes. Research also addressed the following thematic areas: (1) how to incorporate the issues of access and quality into costing models of early childhood programs, and (2) the impact of alternative models of financing (such as public-private partnerships) on child outcomes.