Basic Capabilities Index 2010 - SLOWING DOWN

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The 2010 Basic Capabilities Index developed by Social Watch shows that in the last twenty years poverty reduction has slowed down. The evolution of this index since 2000, when the Millennium Development Goals were set, indicates that progress is decelerating instead of accelerating, and the international community’s efforts have not translated into a more rapid improvement of people’s lives. Social progress does not automatically follow economic growth and better indicators are needed to more accurately monitor the evolution of non-monetary poverty in the world. 


BCI values in 2010
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