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Human Development Index. The HDI was created to emphasize that people and their capabilities should be the ultimate criteria for assessing the development of a country, not economic growth alone.

Human Development Index

The HDI can also be used to question national policy choices, asking how two countries with the same level of GNI per capita can end up with different human development outcomes. These contrasts can stimulate debate about government policy priorities. The Human Development Index (HDI) is a summary measure of average achievement in key dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable and have a decent standard of living. The HDI is the geometric mean of normalized indices for each of the three dimensions.

The health dimension is assessed by life expectancy at birth, the education dimension is measured by mean of years of schooling for adults aged 25 years and more and expected years of schooling for children of school entering age. World Bank Indicators. This page in: Indicators Agriculture & Rural Development Aid Effectiveness Climate Change Climate Change Knowledge Portal Economy & Growth Household Consumption Data and Statistics Education Education Statistics: EdStatsService Delivery Indicators Energy & Mining Energy & Extractives Open Data Platform Environment External Debt Debt Data Financial Sector Financial Inclusion Gender Gender Equality Data & Statistics Health HealthStatsService Delivery Indicators Infrastructure Poverty Poverty & Equity Data Private Sector Doing BusinessEnterprise SurveysHousehold Consumption Data and Statistics Public Sector Data on Statistical CapacityCountry Policy & Institutional Assessments Science & Technology Social Development Social Protection & Labor ASPIRE: The Atlas of Social ProtectionJobs Data Trade WITS: World Integrated Trade Solution Urban Development Help us improve this site © 2016 The World Bank Group, All Rights Reserved.

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Health. World Health Organization. World Health Statistics. World Health Organization Global Health Observatory. Fact buffet Life expectancy 71.4years was the average life expectancy at birth of the global population in 2015 Life expectancy at birth The Global Health Observatory theme pages provide data and analyses on global health priorities.

World Health Organization Global Health Observatory

Each theme page provides information on global situation and trends highlights, using core indicators, database views, major publications and links to relevant web pages on the theme. SDG health and health-related targets 3.1 Maternal mortality 3.2 Newborn and child mortality 3.3 Communicable diseases 3.4 Noncommunicable diseases and mental health 3.5 Substance abuse 2.2 Child malnutrition 6.1 Drinking water6.2 Sanitation and hygiene 7.1 Clean household energy11.6 Clean cities 16.1 Violence. World Bank Indicators. Two major MDG targets achieved. It’s been a good few days for Millennium Development Goals.

Two major MDG targets achieved

Not one but two targets were reported as met last week, which means that we have reason to celebrate. First, the Economist reported on March 3 that global poverty in 2010 was half the level it was in 1990, meaning that in spite of the worldwide economic downturn, fewer people are living in absolute poverty. And on March 6, the United Nations reported that in 2010, 89 percent of the world’s population enjoyed access to safe drinking water — 1 percent more than the 88 percent requirement published at the Millennium Summit in 2000.

These accomplishments translate to much more than a mere check mark on the world’s proverbial to-do list. For the first time since 1981, the number of people living in absolute poverty is dropping — which means better opportunities for longer, healthier lives the world over. RECOMMENDED: MDGs 2.0: Why not ask the poor what they really need?