Chapter 1 Introduction

This introductory section outlines why we utilize the D-score:

  • reviewing key discussions about the first 1000 days in a child’s life (1.1)
  • highlighting the relevance of early childhood development for later life (1.2)
  • discussing the use of stunting as a proxy for development (1.3)
  • pointing to existing instruments to quantify neurocognitive development (1.4)
  • explaining why we have written this chapter (1.5)
  • delineating the intended audience (1.6)