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Sustainability & Child Flourishing Index Ranking

Published on February 19, 2020
Current context: India ranked 77th on Sustainability index and 131st on Child Flourishing Index Ranking of a UN report, released on 19th February 2020.
Sustainability & Child Flourishing Index Ranking
  • The UN report is released by a commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world and focused on measuring the best chance of survival and well-being of children.
  • It was commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and The Lancet medical journal.
  • The report analysed the capacity of 180 countries to ensure that their youngsters can survive and thrive.
  • The term “flourishing” in the Child Flourishing Index refers to the geometric mean of Surviving and Thriving.
  • Surviving includes selected maternal survival, survival in children younger than 5 years old, suicide, access to maternal and child health services, basic hygiene and sanitation, and lack of extreme poverty.
  • Thriving includes the domain of educational achievement, growth and nutrition, reproductive freedom, and protection from violence.
  • The sustainability index ranks countries on excess carbon emissions compared with the 2030 target.


Q.1 What is India’s ranking in the recently released Child Flourishing Index?
a. 77th
b. 87th
c. 111th
d. 131st
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