What is a dashboard? Why the Human Indices and Indicators: A Statistical Update 2018 adds the dashboards?

The dashboard approach has become popular for monitoring development outcomes. The Human Indices and Indicators: A Statistical Update 2018 brings five colour-coded tables also termed dashboards: Dashboard 1 on quality of human development, dashboard 2 on life-course gender gap, dashboard 3 on women’s empowerment, dashboard 4 on environmental sustainability and dashboard 5 on socioeconomic sustainability. The colour-coded tables evaluate progress of human development by highlighting levels and changes of various indicators.