Child Development Index 2012: Progress, Challenges and Inequality

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Save the Children

The 2012 edition of the Child Development Index highlights the impressive progress the world has made in reducing child mortality and ensuring millions more children go to school. At the same time it warns of the impact of the failure to tackle child undernutrition on children’s overall well-being. Drawing on data on stunting and wasting, it looks at the disastrous effects of the food and financial crises on children. Finally, it makes a series of recommendations to developing-country governments and to donors on tackling hunger and undernutrition.

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