A child development index has been developed on the lines of HDI by Save the Children, UK. It is interesting to note that the HDI and CDI do not go parallel highlighting the fact that child development is not merely a part of overall human development. The issues can be quite different and these become all the more important as we brace ourselves for the MDGs, particularly MDG IV. The trends and some other findings are also interesting to note.
Please find the above-mentioned Index (In the files section).
Thanks & regards
Dr Himanshu Chauhan
Save the Children, India