State of the young child in India

One of the first comprehensive studies on young children in India, this report is aimed at practitioners, policymakers, influencers and researchers. It looks at the current state of children’s physical and cognitive development in India, introducing two new indices to track children’s circumstances and outcomes, and makes recommendations. It explores policy, legal and fiscal issues and the role of the state, private sector, civil society, the media and families in improving early childhood care and development.