Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Venezuela, Millenium Development Goals, and Graphs...lots of Graphs

Below, a series of fascinating graphs ripped from a report from Venezuela's INE (the nat'l stats institute) looking at Venezuela's progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

As can be seen in almost all these charts there are large spikes during the 2002-2003 period, which no doubt had its fair share of hardships, including the coup in April 2002 and the opposition oil strike in 2003. Just something to keep in mind.

Poverty and extreme poverty:

Gini coefficient:


Primary education:

Literacy rate:

This and oh so much more, all available here. Check it out to find out way more than would be possible to put here.

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