Friday, July 27, 2012

[EQ] Child Development Index 2012: Progress, Challenges and Inequality

Child Development Index 2012:
Progress, Challenges and Inequality


Save The Children

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…..The 2012 edition of the Child Development Index tells a story of success. This edition of the Index shows that substantial progress has been made in addressing the most basic threats to child survival and well-being. On average, the lives of children around the world in the indicators we measured improved by more than 30%.
This means that the chances of a child going to school were one-third higher, and the chances of an infant dying before their fifth birthday were one-third lower at the end of the 2000s than a decade before. During this period child well-being improved in 90% of the countries surveyed…..”



Executive summary

Box: Measuring children’s well-being

1 A decade of progress in child well-being

Developing countries accelerate progress

Inequalities between developed and developing countries remain

Box: The Child Development Index and the Human Development Index

2 Undernutrition: holding back progress

Under-five mortality

Primary school enrolment


Box: The uncounted

3 Food and financial crises threaten increased undernutrition






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