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  1. The Early Learning Challenge

  2. Yet we invest very little. And waste a lot. @elc

  3. We want bigger, smarter investment. …in the youngest kids @elc

  4. More investors Investing in me is everybody’s business. @elc

  5. Smarter ideas 700 new neural connections per second. @elc

  6. Better partners If my mom is powerful, so am I. Invest in both of us. @elc

  7. Examples of 2012/13 activities Global Map of investing trends Outreach to investors in public health, human rights and private banking Investors meetings in Latin America and Europe Launch the ‘Davos for Young Kids’ campaign East Africa Pilot aligned/pooled field building investments in Tanzania Analytical work on investment pipeline (Tanzania, Keyna, Venture Fund, what else?) First ELC investors’ event (East Africa) @elc

  8. 10 ideas for aligned/pooled field building investments in Tanzania • Support the government capacity to develop a national database to track young children’s welfare • Help create a knowledge and training centre (with satellites at regional colleges) to house research on young children, curricula, and other tools for practitioners, civil servants and policymakers Capacity building • Research to calculate unit costs of all on-going service modalities in Tanzania • Test the feasibility of linking small business and micro-finance to early childhood services, along with • other options to help services survive ‘until the government arrives’ Innovative financing • Support civil society organizations to track public (and private) investment in young children and monitor the quality of services delivered • Support civil society to campaign and disseminate the new early childhood policy Communications and advocacy • Strengthen the capacity of leading civil society organizations to advocate for young children • Support the establishment of the first cohort of Tanzanian leaders for young children including heads of corporations, public servants, leading academics and activists from civil society Leadership • Create a fund for experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations • Support individual demonstration projects and agree to a minimum standard of evaluation criteria Evidence @elc

  9. 10 ideas for aligned/pooled field building investments in Tanzania • Support the government capacity to develop a national database to track young children’s welfare • Help create a knowledge and training centre (with satellites at regional colleges) to house research on young children, curricula, and other tools for practitioners, civil servants and policymakers Capacity building • Research to calculate unit costs of all on-going service modalities in Tanzania • Test the feasibility of linking small business and micro-finance to early childhood services, along with • other options to help services survive ‘until the government arrives’ Innovative financing • Support civil society organizations to track public (and private) investment in young children and monitor the quality of services delivered • Support civil society to campaign and disseminate the new early childhood policy Communications and advocacy • Strengthen the capacity of leading civil society organizations to advocate for young children • Support the establishment of the first cohort of Tanzanian leaders for young children including heads of corporations, public servants, leading academics and activists from civil society Leadership • Create a fund for experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations • Support individual demonstration projects and agree to a minimum standard of evaluation criteria Evidence @elc

  10. @elc 50 investors, 100 ideas, 1000s inspired, millions committed for kids LITTLE

  11. Headlines from 2012-13 Private investors commit USD 9 million to help build the field of early childhood in Tanzania; ELC launches exploratory work in Ghana and Mozambique; Young Child Venture Fund raises 15 million for East Africa pilot; UBS bank offers Young Child Venture Fund as option to high-net worth social impact investors; First ever global report on investment trends in young children released at Davos; ELC event garners 20 million in new grant commitments for young kids in East Africa; ELC Latin America launches in partnership with the President’s of Brazil and Peru; investors alliance and TEDtalks join forces to create “Little Ted”; Investor’s alliance supports global parent delegation to speak at debate on MDG+; World Bank commits USD 40 million for Tanzania’s youngest citizens; Investors for young children alliance grows to 50 members in 7 countries; Leaders at Davos declare young children among 10 best investments in our future. @elc