Control means the ability to direct, or to influence events so that one's own interests are protected. The Women's Equality & Empowerment Framework recognises women's equality of control with men as the most important or "highest" aspect of women's development - where women ensure that resources and benefits are distributed so that both women and men get equal shares. Whereas conscientisation and participation are essential to the process of women's empowerment, it is only gender equality in control which provides the outcome.
Child mortality rate refers to the annual number of deaths in the 1-4 years age group per 1 000 of the population aged 1-4.
There is no unique international definition available although in many reports 0-18 years has been used. Therefore, the national definitions for children are to be used. An additional breakdown by pre-school, primary, and secondary school ages is desirable.