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close this bookThe Condition of Young Children in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Convergence of Health, Nutrition, and Early Education (WB, 1996, 64 p.)
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Africa Technical Department Series

The Convergence of Health, Nutrition, and Early Education

Nat J Colletta
Jayshree Balachander
Xioyan Liang

The World Bank Washington, D. C.

Copyright © 1996
The International Bank for Reconstruction
and Development/THE WORLD BANK
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First printing August 1996

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ISSN: 0253-7494

The cover panel was designed by Jennifer Sterling. The photos are by Curt Carnemark, The World Bank; the National Center for Early Childhood Education, Kenya; and Nat J. Colletta.

In the World Bank's Africa Technical Department, Nat J. Colletta is principal education and social policy specialist and Jayshree Balachander is senior nutrition specialist. Xiaoyan Liang is a child development specialist and research assistant in the World Bank's Human Development Department.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Colletta, Nat J.

The condition of young children in Sub-Saharan Africa: the convergence of health, nutrition, and early education / Nat J.

Colletta, Jayshree Balachander, and Xiaoyan Liang. p. cm. - (World Bank technical paper, ISSN 0253-7494; no. 326) (World Bank technical paper. Africa Technical Department series) Includes bibliographical references (p. ).

ISBN 0-8213-36770

1. Children - Africa, Sub-Saharan.
2. Poor children - Africa, SubSaharan.
3. Children - Health and hygiene - Africa, Sub-Saharan.
4. Children - Services for - Africa, Sub-Saharan.
5. Fundamental education - Africa, Sub-Saharan.
6. Child development - Africa, SubSaharan.
7. Africa, Sub-Saharan - Social conditions - 1960

I. Balachander, Jayshree, 1957-.
II. Liang, Xiaoyan.
III. Title. IV. Series. V. Series: World Bank technical paper. Africa Technical Department series. HQ792.A4C57 1996
305.23'0967 - dc20
9625649 CIP