by Sally Brinkman and Binh Thanh Vu
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, 2017
The report details the development of the instrument used to collect the child development data to ensure cultural validity and local relevance, while still capturing the fundamental aspects of child development that are consistent across countries and cultures. The data has information on more than 6,600 children, ages three to five, living across 36 inhabited islands, and reported for 129 communities. Researchers, policy makers, and practitioners as well as advocates for the development and enhancement of systems to monitor early child development worldwide will find this publication highly significant.