Drawing Up an Institutional Architecture

  • Samuel Berlinski
  • Norbert Schady
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Much of the research on early childhood development focuses on evaluating the impact of interventions and developing best practices. However, interventions are not implemented by fiat; they take place in a cultural, socioeconomic, and institutional context that affects both whether best practices are implemented and how effective they will be. Ultimately, the institutional arrangements a country puts in place to implement public policy have important implications for the quality, equity, and sustainability of early childhood services.


Early Childhood Early Childhood Educator Social Protection Early Childhood Development Early Childhood Teacher 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel Berlinski
    • 1
  • Norbert Schady
    • 2
  1. 1.Nuffield CollegeUniversity of OxfordUK
  2. 2.Princeton UniversityUSA

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