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Child Care Health Dev. 2018 Jan;44(1):4-11. doi: 10.1111/cch.12519.

Chile Crece Contigo: Implementation, results, and scaling-up lessons.

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1
Programa Chile Crece Contigo, Ministerio de Desarrollo Social, Gobierno de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
2
Interamerican Development Bank, Washington, DC, USA.
3
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.
4
Fundación CENIT, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
5
Hispanic Health Council, Hartford, CT, USA.
6
Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Chile Crece Contigo (ChCC) is defined as a comprehensive, intersectoral, and multicomponent policy that aims to help all children reach their full potential for development, regardless of their socio-economic status.

METHODS:

This case study was developed on the basis of grey literature review and key informants' interviews.

RESULTS:

ChCC behaves as a complex adaptive system that combines universal and targeted benefits for the more vulnerable starting since gestation and until the children are 4 years old. Three key ministries are involved in ChCC management: health, education, and social development. Studies show adequate programme implementation and positive effects of ChCC on child development. In addition, it was found that the more families use ChCC benefits and the longer the subsystem has been operating in the commune, the greater the positive effects.

CONCLUSIONS:

Strong political support based on principles of equity and child rights combined with strong evidence and funding commitment from government has been central to emergence, scaling up, and sustainability of ChCC. Further sustainability of ChCC will rely on firmly establishing a well-trained and compensated cadre of early child development professionals and paraprofessionals as well as an improved management and evaluation decentralized system.

KEYWORDS:

Chile Crece Contigo; complex adaptive systems; early child development; programme evaluation; scaling-up

PMID:
29235169
DOI:
10.1111/cch.12519

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