Tracking the MDGs
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been hailed as the 'world's greatest promise', committing world leaders to the pursuit of concrete, measurable improvements on global poverty, hunger, health, education and other key social issues by 2015. In June, the UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, called the goals "the most successful global anti-poverty push in history".
But what progress has been made? What needs to happen next? And what can global goals really achieve?
The eight MDGs are high-level ambitions, supported by 21 specific targets and more than 60 indicators.
This interactive charts each country and the progress made – or not – on dozens of MDG indicators. You can select a country and track what progress has been made since 1990, or examine the data by region instead.
For more information, see the related article on the Guardian Global Development website.