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Population (In Millions) 41.09
Human Development Index 45/187
Gross Domestic Product (In USD Billions - World Bank) 607.71
Global Peace Index 60/162
Happy Planet Index 17/151
Social Institutions and Gender Index 1/86
Environmental Performance Index 50/132
Child Mortality Rate 12.3
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Main Progress Initiatives

Fundación Biosfera

The non-profit NGO Fundación Biosfera was established in the spring of 1991 in La Plata. Its objectives are "to promote, participate or perform work on education, research and development related to environmental issues: natural resources, ecological balance, natural ecosystems and urban pollution, environmental impact and environmental legislation on a regional, national, and international presence with a view to an awareness of a global ecosystem." Its members include people concerned about environmental degradation and share the conviction that collective action by the global population is the answer to reverse this situation and strive for a better quality of life.[1]

Red Nacional de Indicadores de Desarollo sostenible

Towards a framework and the development of sustainable development indicators, Argentina's Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable development has developed the Red National de Indicadores de desarollo sostenible through a national network composed of Government Organisations.

Official Statistics

Instituto Nacional De Estadísticas y Censos (INDEC)

Multidimensional Poverty Index

The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for Argentina is 0.011. The MPI is an international measure of acute poverty covering 109 countries. The MPI reflects the multiple deprivations that poor people face at the same time in three dimensions: health, education and living standards. The MPI reflects both the incidence or headcount ratio (H) of poverty – the proportion of the population that is multidimensionally poor – and the average intensity (A) of their poverty – the average proportion of indicators in which poor people are deprived. More information on the MPI in Argentina is available here.


Contributions to Human Development in Argentina 2011: Gender in numbers: women and men in the Argentine society

The fourth edition of the series Contributions to Human Development in Argentina quantifies and analyses gender inequalities in the country. The first part presents a study on gender equality and human development in Argentina in relation with other countries, mainly in Latin America. The second part analyses the situation in terms of gender equality and human development from a territorial perspective. The third part offers a diagnosis and analysis of women and men situation in various social, economic, political and cultural spheres through collection and analysis of an array of sources and indicators.

You can access the publication (in Spanish only) here

Happiness in Argentina

This is an overview of findings on Happiness in Argentina.The available findings are presented in the latest ‘Nation Report’ on Argentina
  1. [Red Nacional de Indicadores de Desarollo Sostenible]
[1]. This report is ordered by type of happiness questions and within these types by year. This ordering is to facilitate the assessment of progress, comparison over time being most fruitful using the same questions.
The report presents means and standard deviations, both on the original scale range and transformed to a common range 0-10. The means inform about the level of happiness in the country and the standard deviations about inequality of happiness.
Links provide more detail about the precise text of the question, the full distribution of responses and technical details of the survey. The report is continuously updated.

Progress Papers and Publications

Sistema de Indicadores de desarollo sostenible, Secretaria de Ambiente et desarollo sostenible de la Nacion, Jefatura de Gabinete de Ministros, 2009.

Article Information
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