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Taking the First Step: Using Metaphor to Open Space for the Science of Child Development in the Field of International Development

A new metaphor - the "multiplier effect" - can help us better explain how early childhood development can advance the goals of international development and aid.
Moira O’Neil, Nathaniel Kendall-Taylor
April 16, 2014

This report presents the results of qualitative and quantitative research to develop two Explanatory Metaphors — the Investment Multiplier and the Road to Positive Outcomes — that constitute the critical first steps in expanding the discourse in the field of international development to consider the science of early childhood development.