Dashboard 1: Quality of human development

Dashboard 1: Quality of human development, is a color-coded table that contains a selection of 14 indicators associated with the quality of health, education and standard of living. The three indicators on quality of health are: lost health expectancy, number of physicians, and number of hospital beds. The seven indicators on quality of education are: pupil-teacher ratio in primary schools, primary school teachers trained to teach, the proportion of primary schools with access to the Internet, the proportion of secondary schools with access to the Internet and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores in mathematics, reading and science. The four indicators on quality of standard of living are: the proportion of employment that is in vulnerable employment, the proportion of rural population with access to electricity, the proportion of population using improved drinking-water sources and the proportion of population using improved sanitation facilities. Based on the performance on each indicator, countries are divided into three groups of approximately equal sizes (terciles) – the top third, the middle third and the bottom third. Three-colour coding visualizes a partial grouping of countries by indicator. It can be seen as a simple visualization tool as it helps the users to immediately picture the country’s performance. Cut-off values that are defined by terciles of distribution of each indicator are given in Technical note 6.