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Global Child Development Accounts: A “Moon Shot” to Develop Every Child and the Planet

The early 21st century has been marked by several global stresses. Effective responses, note Michael Sherraden and Li Zou, require large, bold solutions. In this concept note, they propose a global Child Development Account initiative, a global project for building assets for all children to invest in their full development. The times require audacity, Sherraden and Zou assert, but big changes are possible.


Sherraden, M., & Zou, L. (2022, October). Global Child Development Accounts: A “moon shot” to develop every child and the planet (CSD Perspective No. 22-27). Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/s6qa-9q90