Keynote speakers

Amanda Devercelli

Amanda Devercelli

Amanda E. Devercelli is the Acting Global Lead for Early Childhood Development at the World Bank.  

In 2012, she launched the Bank’s Early Learning Partnership. The $30 million multi-donor fund builds programs, policies and research to deliver quality early learning for young children. Amanda co-led the development of the Bank’s Systems Approach for Better Education Results-Early Childhood Development (SABER-ECD).

She also leads operational and analytical work across the Bank’s portfolio. Current research areas include engaging the non-state sector in early learning and the linkages between early learning and later skills. Amanda has a Master's from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and was awarded the Reynolds Fellowship in Social Enterprise by the Harvard Kennedy School.