ONLINE EVENT: The Implementation of Instruments for Measuring Child Development During the Pandemic – Challenges and Lessons Learned


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This event will be held in Spanish.

Since 2019 the Regional Network to Measure Early Childhood Development (REMDI) has been working to promote the exchange of experiences and knowledge on issues related to the measurement of child development in the region. Following the REMDI’s mission of promoting knowledge exchange in evaluation efforts, this webinar explains the challenges faced and the lessons learned by Latin American countries when implementing instruments for measuring child development in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Measuring early childhood development has a strategic role in the early childhood agenda. Latin America and the Caribbean have made significant progress on the subject and have relevant experiences. However, during the pandemic, measuring early childhood development became even more crucial to be able to, among other things, define preventive actions associated with the setbacks caused by confinement.

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10:00 AM – 10:10 AM EST


Opening Remarks




Ariel Fiszbein, Director, Education Program, Inter-American Dialogue, (@arielfiszbein)

Giorgina Garibotto, Director of Management and Knowledge Generation Division of Uruguay Crece Contigo in the Ministry of Social Development (MIDES), Uruguay


10:10 AM – 12:10 PM EST


Measuring Child Development during the Covid-19 pandemic: Challenges & Lessons 




Moderator: Jeanet Leguas, Coordinator of the Chile Crece Contigo Department, Ministry of Social Development and Family of Chile

Commentator: Yannig Dussart, Early Childhood Development Manager, UNICEF Regional Office of Latin America and the Caribbean

Laura V. Sánchez-Vincitore, Director, Neurocognition and Psychophysiology Laboratory, Ibero-American University

María Elena Valdez, Child Development Assessment Technician, National Institute for Comprehensive Early Childhood Care (INAIPI)

Laura Feliza Vélez Medina, Deputy Director, Technical Management for Early Childhood Care, Colombian Family Welfare Institute

Nisme Yurany, Advisor, Directorate of Early Childhood at the Ministry of National Education of Colombia

Argelia Vázquez Salas, Researcher, Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health (INSP)

Nicole Garay Unjidos, Head of the National Office Chile Crece Contigo, Department of Vital Cycle, Division of Prevention and Control of Diseases, Ministry of Health of Chile



12:10 PM – 12:15 PM EST


Closing Remarks




Ariel Fiszbein, Director, Education Program, Inter-American Dialogue, (@arielfiszbein)