Early Childhood Development: What Parliamentarians Should Know and Do?
In 12 of the 29 CEECIS countries, the rate of risk of children not developing their potential because of stunting, poverty or both is 44 per cent (based on 2008 data on poverty from the World Bank and a variety of sources for stunting).
Long term benefits of investing into early childhood development include increased returns on investment of from US$3 to $17 per dollar invested. This has been reported in 'Early Childhood Development: What Parliamentarians Should Know nad Do?' (2011).