Table 1

Global Scale for Early Development: population and programme measures

GoalAdministrationEstimated duration (min)Score
  • Map childhood development status globally.

  • Track trajectories of childhood development over time.

  • Monitor benefits of population-level interventions.

  • Draw attention to populations in need of support, including monitoring impact of humanitarian emergencies and other crises.

Caregiver report.5–10Holistic.
  • Identify populations of children at risk of poor developmental trajectories.

  • Quantify the impact of an intervention on developmental outcomes.

Caregiver report combined with direct assessment.<30Domains of development (motor, cognitive, language and so on).