In this post, we will discuss important Social-related reports and indices released by international organizations since the 2018-19.
This is the 2nd part of a 4-series of posts on Important Reports and Indices.
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List of Social-related Reports and Indices
|Human Development Index 2019||Published by: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)|
Key takeaways: Norway ranked first; Burundi ranked last.
India’s Rank: India ranked 129 out of 189 countries (HDI value 0.647) compared 130 in 2018.
|Gender Social Norms Index (GSNI), 2020|
|Published by: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)|
Parameters/Dimensions: political, educational, economic and physical integrity.
Key takeaways: The highest number of bias against women was in Pakistan, followed by Qatar and Nigeria and Zimbabwe
|Global Social Mobility Index|
-First edition published as part of first ever Global Social Mobility Report
|Published by: World Economic Forum|
Parameters/Dimensions: 5 dimensions-
Key takeaways: Denmark tops the rankings
India’s rank: India has been ranked 76th
|Global Hunger Index, 2019|
|Published by: Ireland’s Concern Worldwide and Germany’s Welthungerhilfe.|
Key takeaways: Central African Republic ranked worst.
India’s Ranking: Ranked 102nd (serious level of hunger) out of 117 countries in 2019 in comparison to 103rd out of 119 countries in 2018. India’s child wasting rate is highest in the world at 20.8%.
|SDG Gender Index 2019|
|Published by: Equal Measures 2030|
Key takeaways: Denmark ranked 1st
India’s Ranking: 95th among 129 countries
|Global Gender Gap Index Report 2019|
|Published by: World Economic Forum (WEF)|
Key takeaways: Iceland ranked 1st
India’s ranking: India has been ranked at 112th in 2019 in comparison to 108th in 2018. Also, among 153 countries, India is the only country where the economic gender gap is larger than political gender gap.
|World Happiness Report 2020|
|Published by: Sustainable Development Solutions Network of the UN|
Parameters/ dimensions: Gallup World Poll and six factors:
Key takeaways: Finland has been ranked first
India’s Ranking: India has been ranked 144th in 2020, in comparison to 140th in 2019.
|Human Capital Index, 2019|
|Published by: World Bank as a part of World Development Report 2019.|
Key Takeaways: Singapore ranked first
India’s ranking: India ranked 115th (HCI score 0.44)
|World Population Prospects, 2019||Published by: Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.|
Key takeaways: World’s population is expected to increase by two billion people in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050.
India: India is expected to add nearly 273 million people between 2019 and 2050 and will remain the most populated country through the end of the current century.
|Global Migration Report 2020||Published by: International Organization for Migration|
Key takeaways: The number of international migrants globally in 2019 were around 272 million which is 3.5% of the world’s population
India: India had the largest number of migrants living abroad (17.5 million)
|Multidimensional Poverty Index, 2019|
|Published by: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative.|
Parameters/Dimensions: 3 dimensions and 10 Indicators:
Jharkhand reduced the incidence of multidimensional poverty from 74.9% to 46.5% between 2005-06 and 2015-16- the fastest in India
|Global Health Security Index, 2019|
|Published by: Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Johns Hopkins University Centre for Health Security (CHS), with research by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)|
· It assesses health security and related capabilities in 195 countries.
Key Takeaways: USA Ranked first
India’s Ranking: India has been ranked 57th
|Global Liveability Index, 2019|
|Published by: Economist Intelligence Unit|
Parameters/Dimensions: 5 broad parameters:
Key takeaways: Vienna (Austria) has been ranked the most liveable city
Indian cities ranking: New Delhi has been ranked 118th as compared to 112th in 2018. Mumbai has been ranked 119th.
|Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report, 2019|
|Published by: World Health Organization (WHO) |
| Global Malaria Report, 2019|
|Published by: World Health Organization |
India: India registered a fall of 2.6 million malaria cases in 2018 as compared to 2017.
|State of World Children Report||Published by: United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)|
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