Event WHO Launch of Global Scales for Early Development
Date 27 February 2023
Time 0900 EST/1500 CET
Language English with interpretation available in Spanish, French & Portuguese
Location Online


The World Health Organization hosted this webinar to launch the WHO Global Scales for Early Development (GSED).

Despite growing interest in early childhood development, globally validated tools to assess the development of children under the age of three ​at population and programmatic level remain scarce.

This new tool allows people to measure, evaluate and monitor children's progress along a range of areas in the vital first three years of their lives. GSED is culturally neutral, easy to administer, open access and understandable to caregivers and children.

Participants heard from programme implementers, investors and researchers on how GSED has the potential to change the way we measure early development to better support children and their families.