Early childhood development (ECD) connects the physical, social, economic, and cognitive advancement of children with improving their care and education. Even though early educational experiences can have a significant impact on future learning and productivity, early childhood care and education remains underdeveloped in many low income countries. IPA’s work in ECD explores how to ensure kids receive the early education and early cognitive privilege needed to be flourishing adults.

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Intestinal worm infections are among the world’s most widespread diseases, with roughly one in four people infected worldwide.

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Child stunting has been associated with exposure to aflatoxin, a toxin produced by a fungus that affects crops such as maize, groundnuts, and sorghum.

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Despite an increased international interest in child development, representative data on child development is still remarkably scarce, particularly from Sub-Saharan Africa.