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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

The Child Development Index 2012

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Impact assessments and evaluations
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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 that have been measured improved by more than 30%. However, When the different components of the index – health, education and nutrition – are broken down, data shows that under-nutrition has consistently lagged behind and remains one of the major factors holding back further progress on children’s well-being. This study finds that the proportion of wasted children (suffering from acute weight loss, which is commonly used to indicate the severity of food crises), actually rose in the second half of the 2000s.

Published by Save the Children Sweden, this report constitutes a part of the "no child born to die" campaign.