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Human Development Index

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. 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.

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Data User Element Welcome to the European Space Agency GlobCover Portal The GlobCover Portal provides access to the results of the GlobCover project. GlobCover is an ESA initiative which began in 2005 in partnership with JRC, EEA, FAO, UNEP, GOFC-GOLD and IGBP. The aim of the project was to develop a service capable of delivering global composites and land cover maps using as input observations from the 300m MERIS sensor on board the ENVISAT satellite mission. ESA makes available the land cover maps, which cover 2 periods: December 2004 - June 2006 and January - December 2009. Please see below the links to download the products.

WB Knowledge Economy Index 109 structural and qualitative variables for 146 countries to measure their performance on four Knowledge Economy pillars: Economic Incentive and Institutional Regime, Education, Innovation, and Information and Communications Technologies. TypeTime seriesPeriodicityAnnualLast Updated31-Jan-2012Economy CoverageWLD, EAP, ECA, LAC, MNA, SAS, SSA, HIC, LMY, IBRD, IDAGranularityNational, RegionalNumber of Economies146TopicEconomy & Growth, Education, Science & TechnologyUpdate FrequencyNo further updates plannedUpdate ScheduleMayContact Detailske@worldbank.orgAccess OptionsQuery toolAttribution/citationKnowledge Economy Index, World Bank GroupCoverage1995 - 2011

Human Development Index - HDI Video Definition Share Video A developed economy refers to a country with a relatively high level of economic growth and security. Common criteria for evaluating a country's degree of development are per capita income or gross domestic product (GDP), level of industrialization, general standard of living, and the amount of widespread infrastructure. Noneconomic factors, such as the Human Development Index (HDI), which quantifies a country's levels of education, literacy and health into a single figure, can also be included in evaluating an economy or country's degree of development. BREAKING DOWN 'Developed Economy' Business Cycle Indicators Global Business Cycle Indicators The Conference Board publishes leading, coincident, and lagging indexes designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle for major economies around the world. Click here for timely insights on the business cycle from our economists. Leading Economic Indicators Purchase Options

Health & Hazards Lab The GIS | Health and Hazards Laboratory is a research-, education- and service- based facility within the Department of Geography and the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Our research lies in the intersection of hazards and health using various geospatial approaches to work at the scale of intervention. This includes the home, street, block and neighborhood; a scale at which problems are not just identified, but can also be tackled through policy and action with expert collaborators.

ITU Global ICT Development Index Select an option Share: Print: Save: Download the full report ITU statistics Net migration rate by country - Thematic Map - World Definition: This entry includes the figure for the difference between the number of persons entering and leaving a country during the year per 1,000 persons (based on midyear population). An excess of persons entering the country is referred to as net immigration (e.g., 3.56 migrants/1,000 population); an excess of persons leaving the country as net emigration (e.g., -9.26 migrants/1,000 population). The net migration rate indicates the contribution of migration to the overall level of population change. High levels of migration can cause problems such as increasing unemployment and potential ethnic strife (if people are coming in) or a reduction in the labor force, perhaps in certain key sectors (if people are leaving). Description: The map displayed here shows how Net migration rate varies by country.

Energy Trilemma Index The Energy Sustainability Index ranks countries in terms of their likely ability to provide sustainable energy policies through the 3 dimensions of the energy trilemma: Energy security: the effective management of primary energy supply from domestic and external sources, the reliability of energy infrastructure, and the ability of participating energy companies to meet current and future demand.Energy equity: the accessibility and affordability of energy supply across the population.Environmental sustainability: the achievement of supply and demand-side energy efficiencies and the development of energy supply from renewable and other low-carbon sources. The Index rank measures overall performance and the balance score highlights how well a country manages the trade-offs between the three competing dimensions: energy security, energy equity, and environmental sustainability. The best score ‘A’ is given for a very high performance.

Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP), v1 Introduction Urbanization poses both challenges and opportunities for sustainable development and environmental management. Improved data on patterns of human settlement and trends in population can help researchers and policy makers better understand differences between urban and rural areas in terms of their impacts on the environment and vulnerability to environmental variability and change. The Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project, Version 1 (GRUMPv1) data collection is a valuable resource both for researchers studying human-environment interactions and for applied users working to address critical environmental and societal issues. GRUMPv1 consists of eight global data sets: population count grids, population density grids, urban settlement points, urban-extents grids, land/geographic unit area grids, national boundaries, national identifier grids, and coastlines.

UNDP Multidimensional Poverty Index, MPI Like development, poverty is multidimensional — but this is traditionally ignored by headline money metric measures of poverty. The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), published for the first time in the 2010 Report, complements monetary measures of poverty by considering overlapping deprivations suffered at the same time. The index identifies deprivations across the same three dimensions as the HDI and shows the number of people who are multi-dimensionally poor (suffering deprivations in 33% or more of weighted indicators) and the number of deprivations with which poor households typically contend with. It can be deconstructed by region, ethnicity and other groupings as well as by dimension, making it an apt tool for policymakers. For more technical details see Technical notes. This year we also publish trends in multidimensional poverty for 61 countries for which data were available.

Human Development Index - Wikipedia World map indicating the Human Development Index (based on 2015 and 2016 data, published on March 21, 2017). World map indicating the categories of Human Development Index by country (based on 2015 and 2016 data, published on March 21, 2017). The 2010 Human Development Report introduced an Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI). While the simple HDI remains useful, it stated that "the IHDI is the actual level of human development (accounting for inequality)," and "the HDI can be viewed as an index of 'potential' human development (or the maximum IHDI that could be achieved if there were no inequality)." Origins[edit] Dimensions and calculation[edit]

CIPS Risk Index - The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply How do the colours on the Country Heatmap correspond to the Country Reports? The colour coding relates to D&B country scores which are divided into seven bands ranging from DB1 (lowest risk) to DB7 (highest risk). Each band is subdivided into quartiles (a-d) with an ‘a’ designation representing slightly less risk than a ‘b’ and so on. Only the DB7 score is not divided into quartiles. How the CIPS Risk Index works The CIPS Risk Index is composed of multiple unique assessments undertaken by D&B’s economics team of over 40 in-house economists, data analysts and contributors working in-field across the world.