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Toward Multidimensional Indicators of Child Growth and Development

Objectives of the Task Force are:

  • To develop a capability approach to child growth, where growth is redefined as achieving a capability set. The different dimensions of healthy growth would then include, for example, not just physical growth, but other dimensions, such as access to shelter, care, and education (micro level). Moreover, the approach would take into account factors that facilitate the capabilities that underlie these functionings, such as the quality of the health care system and of the infrastructure (meso level); and the country’s nutrition transition stage, biological history, and political system (macro level).

To access the 2014-2015 Task Force report, please click here.

To access the 2013 – 2014 Task Force report, please click here.