Investing in Maternal and Child Health: Development Impact Bonds Potential and Early Learning

The global decrease in child and maternal deaths is one of the great achievements in international development in recent decades.

Child mortality rates have fallen by more than half, from 12.7 million under-5 deaths in 1990, to 5.6 million in 2016. U.S. leadership and foreign assistance played instrumental roles in this achievement, saving the lives of millions of children around the world.

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