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|Population (In Millions)||73.64|
|Human Development Index||92/169|
|Gross Domestic Product (In USD Billions - World Bank)||774.98|
|Global Peace Index||127/153|
|Happy Planet Index||83/143|
|Social Institutions and Gender Index||- /86|
|Environmental Performance Index||77/163|
|Child Mortality Rate||11.5|
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A web portal for key statistics related to measuring progress in Turkey.
Turkey by Numbers shares the vision announced by the Istanbul Declaration at the end of the OECD’s World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy” held in Istanbul in June 2007 that statistical knowledge plays an important role for the transparency and accountability of policies and for the well-being of citizens and progress of democracy in Turkey. To this end, Turkey by Numbers serves as a portal which provides the national and international parties free of charge with a comprehensive set of indicators gathered from the prominent institutions describing the progress and the current situation of Turkey. In view of the fact that visualization makes the data easy to be comprehended, its software engine generates in a matter of seconds the graphs from the statistics and enables display and share in multi-media format on the portal.
Turkey by Numbers aims to enhance and extend the service on continual basis.
Multidimensional Poverty Index
The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for Turkey is 0.028. The MPI is an international measure of acute poverty covering 109 countries. The MPI reflects the multiple deprivations that poor people face at the same time in three dimensions: health, education and living standards. The MPI reflects both the incidence or headcount ratio (H) of poverty – the proportion of the population that is multidimensionally poor – and the average intensity (A) of their poverty – the average proportion of indicators in which poor people are deprived. More information on the MPI in Turkey is available here.
Happiness in Turkey
This is an overview of findings on Happiness in Turkey.The available findings are presented in the latest ‘Nation Report’ on Turkey . This report is ordered by type of happiness questions and within these types by year. This ordering is to facilitate the assessment of progress, comparison over time being most fruitful using the same questions.
The report presents means and standard deviations, both on the original scale range and transformed to a common range 0-10. The means inform about the level of happiness in the country and the standard deviations about inequality of happiness.
Links provide more detail about the precise text of the question, the full distribution of responses and technical details of the survey. The report is continuously updated.
Progress Papers and Publications
Environment Education Projects For Sustainable Development In Turkey, 2007, Enver Aydin KOLUKISA, Nihal BALOGLU UGURLU, Central Eastern Europe, Turkey. All over the world, industralization's reaching to its peak along with the drastic increase in population and urbanization have led to an increasing ignorance in using natural resources. In this study, you will find examples from the researches aiming at making primary school students in Turkey environmentally aware in the scope of sustainable development
First European Quality of Life Survey: Quality of Life in Turkey, 2007, Richard Rose and Yusuf Ã–zcan, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, European Communities, Turkey. The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions has been committed to obtaining more in-depth information about how people live and how they perceive their circumstances. In 2003, the Foundation conducted fieldwork for its First European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) in 28 countries: the present 27 EU Member States and the candidate country Turkey.
Turkey`s Millenum Development Goals Report, 2005, 2006, State Planning Organization, Turkey.
United Nations Development Programme: Turkey, 2006, United Nations Development Programma (UNDP), Turkey. Turkey's national development priorities are embedded in the country's ongoing reform processes and reflect the commitments made by world leaders at the Millennium Declaration adopted at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000. Turkey recognizes that the Millennium Declaration is a strong framework for development that makes a real and measurable difference in the lives of people by calling for significant reductions in poverty and disparity by 2015. By pursuing this global framework, Turkey will continue on a firm path towards sustainable and equitable development for all while successfully acceding to the European Union.
Turkey Demographic And Health Survey, 2004, Hacettepe Population and Health Researche Institute, Turkey.
Social Cohesion, Sustainable Development and Turkey's Accession to the European Union:Implications from a Global Model, 2003, Arno Tausch, Alternatives (Turkish Journal of International Relations), Turkey. There has been a tendency in more recent cross-national research to focus not only on such variables as economic growth, income inequality and a few other indicators of social wellbeing, but to interpret "well-being" more widely to include also democracy, the environment, gender inequality and human development.
Towards Gender Equality: Education, Working And Politics, 2001, Mine Gogus Tan, Yikliz Ecevit , Serpil Sancar Usur, Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association, Turkey. A review of the international data demonstrates that, especially in the low income countries, the returns to the investment made in women's education has proved to be greater than men's.