Pia R. Britto

Pia R. Britto

ECPC: 
Vice Chair
Title: 
Senior Advisor, Early Childhood Development
Pia Rebello Britto, Ph.D., is Global Chief and Senior Advisor, Early Childhood Development, UNICEF, New York Headquarters.  She was formerly Assistant Professor, Yale University.  Dr. Britto is known for her work on developing, implementing and evaluating early childhood programs and policies around the world.  In particular, she has strengthened the application of evidence for programming, promoted the role of governance and finance of national systems in achieving equity, access and quality, developed and evaluated models for implementation of quality early childhood services, supported the role of parents and caregivers, including women’s economic empowerment and the association to peace building and social cohesion.  Dr. Britto has been instrumental in the global movement towards establishing the transformative role of Early Childhood Development in the Sustainable Development Agenda. Dr. Britto is the recipient of several national and international grants and awards in recognition for her work and has published extensively.
 

Resources

  1. Pia Britto, PhD, Adjunct Faculty, Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine

  2. International Child Development and Social Policy, Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine 

  3. Video: Successful transitions from home and preschool to primary school (Dr. Pia Rebello Britto)

Recommended Reading

  1. Britto, P. R., Kagan, S. L., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2002). Developing indicators: Considering the issues. UNICEF Technical Report.

  2. Alderman, H., Britto, P. R., Engle, P., & Siddiqui, A. (2003). Longitudinal evaluation of Uganda nutrition and Early Child Development Program. World Bank Technical Report.

  3. Britto, P. R., & Kagan, S. L. (2004). Going global with indicators of child well-being: Using a standards approach. UNICEF Technical Report.

  4. Kagan, S. L., & Britto, P. R. (2005). Going global with indicators of child well-being: Using a standards approach. UNICEF Final Report.

  5. Britto, P. R., & Kohen, D. E. (2005). International perspectives on school readiness assessment.  UNICEF Technical Report.

  6. Britto, P. R., & van Ravens, J. (2008). Recommendation for the development of the National ECD Policy and Plan of Action for the Republic of Macedonia. UNICEF Report.

  7. Britto, P. R., & Chopra, V. (2009). Recommendations for Syria ECD Policy Framework. UNICEF Report.

  8. Kagan, S. L., & Britto, P. R. (2009). Recommendations for ELDS in East and South Africa. UNICEF Report.

  9. Britto, P. R. & Kagan, S. L. (2009). Recommendations for supporting Malaysia’s early childhood care education and development.

  10. Britto, P. R., & Ponguta, A. L. (2009). Creating a national policy for early childhood in the Occupied Territory of Palestine. UNICEF Report.

  11. Seder, R., & Britto, P. R. (2009). Early childhood development: From policy idea to implementation to results. Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood. Singapore: SEED Institute. 

  12. Britto, P. R., Ogbunugafor, C. B., Cerezo, A., van Ravens, J., Gilliam, W. S., Engle, P. E., Alderman, H.A., & Richter, L. (2010) (online) Concept note: Early Human Development Index. Edward Zigler Center for Child Development and Social Policy, Yale University. 

  13. Britto, P. R., van Ravens, J., & Delamonica, E. (2010). National plan of action for early childhood in Jordan

  14. Britto, P.  R., Yoshikawa, H., Ponguta, L. A., Oh, S. S., & Reyes, M. R. (2010). Governance and finance of early childhood: Achieving equity, access and quality. UNICEF Report.

  15. Britto, P. R., Dimaya, R., & Seder, R. (2010).  Early childhood care and education in Lao PDR. New Haven, CT: Yale University.

  16. Britto, P. R., Dimaya, R., & Seder, R. (2010). Governance and finance of early childhood: Achieving equity, access and quality. Peoples Democratic Republic of Lao (LPDR): Country Case Study Report. UNICEF Report.

  17. Britto, P. R., van Ravens, J., & Ponguta, L. A. (2010). Governance and finance of early childhood: Achieving equity, access and quality. Kenya: Country Case Study Report. UNICEF Report.

  18. Britto, P. R., Yoshikawa, H., Oh, S. S., & Seder, R. (2010). Governance and finance of early childhood: Achieving equity, access and quality. Cambodia: Country Case Study Report. UNICEF Report.

  19. Britto, P. R., van Ravens, J., & Ponguta, L. A. (2011). Joining forces for the integration of early childhood development policies and services in Kosovo. UNICEF Report.

  20. Hodges, W., Hillibrand, J., Britto, P. R. (2011). Early childhood and international frameworks. Asia-Pacific Regional for Early Childhood (ARNEC). 

  21. Britto, P. R., Ponguta. L. A., Hodges, W., Ogbunugafor, B., & Seder, R. (2011). Proposal for Angola national early childhood policy and strategy. UNICEF Report.

  22. Britto, P. R. (2011). Global battleground or school playground: The bullying of America’s Muslim children. Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. Policy Brief, No. 49.

  23. Britto, P.R. (2012).  School Readiness: A Conceptual Framework. New York, NY: UNICEF.

  24. Britto, P.R., Limlingan, M.C. (2012). School Readiness and Transitions. A Companion to the Child Friendly Schools Manual. New York, NY: UNICEF

  25. Britto, P.R. (2012). Key to Equality: Early Childhood Development. UNICEF Report.

  26. Britto, P.R., Williamson, A., Snow, T., & Mankad, K. (2013). Social Protection programs and early childhood development: unexplored potential. Plan International: Australia 

  27. Spier, E., Britto, P.R. , Piggot, T., Roehlkapartain, E., McCarthy, M., Kidron, Y., Song, M., Scales, P., Wagner, D., Lane, J., & Glover, J. (2014). Parental, Community, and Familial support Interventions to Improve Literacy in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review. Campbell Systematic Reviews. 

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