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Cost-effectivesupport for families in low-income countries

The first years of a child’s life are crucial for the future. During these years, the brain develops rapidly, and therefore the nutrition and stimulation a child receives is of great importance. In low- and middle-income countries, however, it can be challenging to support children’s well-being and development because the interventions are expensive. A new study concludes that in countries with established support programs, there is a cost-effective way to introduce help focusing on early education. The program studied, implemented in Bangladesh, showed an internal rate of return of 18.9%.

In this brief we summarize a study co-authored by our doctoral student Akib Khan. 

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Cost-effective method to support families in low-income countries

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Last modified: 2024-02-08