Abbreviations

AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome

ARI acute respiratory infections

BRAC Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee

CDC US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

CRC Committee on the Rights of the Child

DCI Defense for Children International

DHS Demographic and Health Surveys

DPT combined diphtheria/pertussis (whooping cough)/tetanus vaccine

DT combined diphtheria/tetanus vaccine

EU European Union

FCUBE Free, Compulsory and Universal Basic Education

FGM female genital mutilation

GNP gross national product

HIV human immunodeficiency virus

IBFAN International Baby Food Action Network

IGBM Interagency Group on Breastfeeding Monitoring

ILO International Labour Organization

IMR infant mortality rate

MICS Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys

NCD non-communicable diseases

NIH US National Institutes of Health

NGO non-governmental organization

ODA official development assistance

OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

ORS/ORT oral rehydration salts/oral rehydration therapy

UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

UNDP United Nations Development Programme

UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNFPA United Nations Population Fund

UNHCR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund

U5MR under-five mortality rate

WHO World Health Organization

Throughout The Progress of Nations, a dash (–) signifies no data were available.

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