The rate of progress

Definitions of the indicators

Under-five mortality rate - Probability of dying between birth and exactly five years of age expressed per 1,000 live births.

Reduction since 1990(%) - Percentage reduction in the under-five mortality rate (U5MR) from 1990 to 2002. The United Nations Millennium Declaration in 2000 established a goal of a two-thirds (67%) reduction in U5MR from 1990 to 2015. Hence this indicator provides a current assessment of progress towards this goal.

GDP per capita - Gross domestic product (GDP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output. GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by mid-year population. Growth is calculated from constant price GDP data in local currency.

Total fertility rate - The number of children that would be born per women if she were to live t the end of her child-bearing years and bear children at each age in accordance with prevailing age-specific fertility rates.


Main data sources

Under-five and infant mortality rates - UNICEF, United Nations Population Division and United Nations Statistics Division.

GDP per capita - World Bank.

Fertility - United Nations Population Division.




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