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The world as you've never seen it before. The map shows the population of each territory multiplied by the Human Development Index of the United Nations Development Program.

The world as you've never seen it before

This is a measure of quality of life. It combines measures of health, wealth and education in a territory. In 2004, an optimum score of 1000 was achieved where life expectancy was 85 or more years, adult literacy was 100%, school enrolment was 100% and the Gross Domestic Product is US$40 000 or more per person per year. The Human's Development. Human Development Index - Top 30 Countries with high human development. Norway, Australia and the Netherlands lead the Human Development Index (HDI) rankings in 2011, while the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Niger and Burundi are at the bottom.

Human Development Index - Top 30 Countries with high human development

Each year since 1990 the Human Development Report has published the Human Development Index (HDI) which was introduced as an alternative to conventional measures of national development. The HDI represents a broader definition of well-being and provides a composite measure of three basic dimensions of human development: health, education and income.

The latest HDI report is from 2011 with emphasis on Sustainability and Equity, titled: A Better Future for All. Worldmap of Human Development Index (HDI) Human Development Index (HDI) Human Development Index: Developing humans. Human Development Index (HDI) Tree. Notre Monde En Mutation: Investissement & Dévelopement. World. CUBA – poorest of the healthy. A decade ago I lectured to the staff of the Ministry of Health in Cuba.

CUBA – poorest of the healthy

After my talk the Minister happily said, this graphs showed that Cuba is the healthiest of the poor countries! On the way out a young staff member whispered in my ear: - He is wrong, Cuba is just the poorest of the healthy countries. Gapminder World describes that both were right, www.bit.ly/l02EOP People in Cuba has the same life span as Chile, Portugal, South Korea, Greece and USA. Moshe Adler: Cuba by the Numbers.

Cuba by the Numbers Posted on Sep 29, 2010 By Moshe Adler Fidel Castro recently told The Atlantic that the Cuban model does not work anymore, not even for Cuba.

Moshe Adler: Cuba by the Numbers

But according to statistics collected by none other than the CIA, the Cuban model has actually worked very well. Cubans do much better than the citizens of all their neighboring Caribbean and Central American states by all kinds of measures. Castro and the CIA have vastly different perspectives. Half a million workers constitute about 10 percent of the Cuban labor force, a percentage figure roughly equal to the rate of unemployment in the U.S. The first indication that Cuba was starting to shift to a managerial worldview came in 2008, when Raul Castro announced the end of egalitarian pay and its replacement with “productivity”-based pay.

The Cuban government has shifted to the managerial worldview, and so have American newspapers. Get truth delivered to your inbox every week. Karen Lee Wald: Cuba From the Other Side - Book Review. Cuba From the Other Side Posted on Apr 8, 2011 By Karen Lee Wald I first learned of Keith Bolender’s book “Voices From the Other Side: An Oral History of Terrorism Against Cuba” when the author reached out to me after reading an article I’d written on Luis Posada Carriles in The Rag blog.

Karen Lee Wald: Cuba From the Other Side - Book Review

The article, “The Puppies That Got Away,” was based on an interview with a woman who almost became a victim, along with three children she was caring for, in one of the hotels Posada’s thugs bombed in 1997. The title came from the coded message used by one of Posada’s hired killers in an earlier bombing that destroyed a passenger plane in flight, killing all aboard. Bolender thought I might be interested in his book, an oral history, like mine, taken from many of the survivors of the 50-plus years of terrorism against Cuba waged by the United States and Cuba’s former ruling class.

I was. “Voices From the Other Side” does this. Human Development Reports (HDR) – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) The Human Development Report Office has recently updated its website.

Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD)

Some content may have been removed or placed in a different part of the website. If you are having difficulty locating a page, please contact the webmaster here; we will respond in a timely fashion. If you are searching for the 2013 Human Development Report, you may access it here: If you are searching for a full list of human development datasets, you may access it here: Our full library of National, Regional and Global Human Development Reports, Occasional Papers and other resources is available here: Our country profiles can be accessed here: Cuba Bumped from Human Development Index over Missing Data. UNITED NATIONS, Jan 20, 2011 (IPS) - When the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) formulates its annual Human Development Index (HDI), it uses several socioeconomic indicators - including life expectancy, gross national income and literacy - to rank member states and also measure quality of life in these countries.

But a nation widely singled out for its positive achievements in education, health care and life expectancy has been left out of the index, complains Ambassador Pedro Nunez Mosquera, Cuba's permanent representative to the United Nations. "My country has disappeared, as if it did not exist any longer," he told a closed-door meeting of the 130-member Group of 77 (G-77) developing countries early this week. International Human Development Indicators - UNDP. Human Development and Indicators - storify.com. The origins of the HDI are found in the annual Human Development Reports of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Human Development and Indicators - storify.com

These were devised and launched by Pakistani Economist Mahbub ul Haq in 1990 and had the explicit purpose ‘‘to shift the focus of development economics from national income accounting to people centered policies’’. To produce the Human Development Reports, Mahbub ul Haq brought together a group of well-known development economists including: Paul Streeten, Frances Stewart, Gustav Ranis, Keith Griffin, Sudhir Anand and Meghnad Desai. But it was Nobel laureate Amartya Sen’s work on capabilities and functionings that provided the underlying conceptual framework.

Haq was sure that a simple composite measure of human development was needed in order to convince the public, academics, and policy-makers that they can and should evaluate development not only by economic advances but also improvements in human well-being.