This chart shows the Child Development Index (CDI) around the world.
World Performance CDI Score: 17.5
Time period: 2000-2006
What is the Child Development Index?
The Child Development Index (CDI) is an index combining performance measures specific to children - education, health and nutrition - to produce a score on a scale of 0 to 100. A zero score would be the best. The higher the score, the worse children are faring.
The CDI was developed by Save the Children UK in 2008 through the contributions of Terry McKinley, Director of the Centre for Development Policy and Research at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, with support from Katerina Kyrili.
How is the Child Development Index calculated?
Save the Children UK has introduced the first ever globally representative,multi-dimensional tool to monitor and compare the wellbeing of children. They have used it in more than 140 developed and developing countries across the world.
The Child Development Index is made up of three indicators of three areas of child wellbeing. The indicators were chosen because they are easily available, commonly understood, and clearly indicative of child wellbeing.The three indicators are:
Health: the under-five mortality rate (the probability of dying between birth and five years of age, expressed as a percentage on a scale of 0 to 340 deaths per 1,000 live births)
Nutrition: the percentage of under fives who are moderately or severely underweight
Education: the percentage of primary school-age children who are not enrolled in school.
These three indicators are aggregated by simply calculating the average score between them for each period under review, meaning that they each have equal weighting in the index scores.
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