Flag of Sweden
|Population (In Millions)||9.45|
|Human Development Index||10/169|
|Gross Domestic Product (In USD Billions - World Bank)||539.68|
|Global Peace Index||13/153|
|Happy Planet Index||53/143|
|Social Institutions and Gender Index||- /86|
|Environmental Performance Index||4/163|
|Child Mortality Rate||2.2|
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Main Progress Initiatives
eXplorer is developed by National Center for Visual Analytics NCVA Linkoping University http://ncva.itn.liu.se and facilitates a dynamic web-enabled tool for interactively exploring and analyzing regional statistical data and then collaborating gained insights and knowledge. http://stats.oecd.org/OECDregionalstatistics/ . eXplorer communicates through a novel storytelling mechanism that captures, re-uses and shares task-related explorative findings. These stories can in a second step be embedded into a Wiki article as highly interactive visualization "Booklets". See eXplorer Booklets demonstrators at: http://vitagate.itn.liu.se/GAV/booklets/wiki/index.php/Main_Page.
Gapminder is a non-profit venture promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels.
The Environmental Objectives Portal provides information on Sweden's environmental quality objectives and progress towards them. It defines the state of environment which environmental policy aims to achieve and provide a coherent framework for environmental programmes and inititatives at national, regional and local levels.
Happiness in Sweden
This is an overview of findings on Happiness in Sweden.The available findings are presented in the latest ‘Nation Report’ on Sweden . 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
- A Swedish Strategy for Sustainable Development– Economic, Social and Environmental Government Publication 2003/04 (129)
- The Scientist´s Pursuit of Happiness, 2007, Johan Norberg, Johan Norberg's blog, Sweden. It is a simplification to say that growth does not contribute to happiness. In fact, one of the few things there is a consensus about in this very young field of science is that money does buy happiness...
- The Use of Local Sustainability Indicators: Case Studies in Two Swedish Municipalities, 2007, Eckerberg K., Mineur E., L., Taylor and Francis Group, Sweden. This article contributes to the debate on the role of local sustainability indicators in ongoing democratisation efforts.
- Sweden's National Strategy for Sustainable Development, 2002, Ministry of Environment, Sweden. This is the first time the Government has presented a strategy for sustainable development that brings together the social, cultural, economic and environmental priorities in the shift to more sustainable development in Sweden. It is based on objectives, measures and strategies that have already been adopted and are reflected in the policy that is pursued.
Sustainable Indicators for Sweden - A First Set 2001, 2001, Swedish Ministry of the Environment, Statistics Sweden and Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Sweden.