MHDI RADAR

Seeking to respond to the constant demand for an updated MHDI, UNDP in partnership with the João Pinheiro Foundation and Ipea have come together in 2015 with the aim of performing an observational exercise of the Index's trends in recent years.

As it is explained in the The Atlas tab, the Human Development Atlas in Brazil is exclusively based on the Demographic Census made every 10 year by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). However, taking into account the need of the public manager as well as the citizen to have a more updated analysis of their region's indicators' trends, we have created the MHDI Radar. To assist in this development, the yearly National Household Sample Survey (PNAD), also promoted by IBGE, was used as the starting point for this exercise.

This initiative's results for the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 have been made available. Due to statistical limitations, we have disclosed only the data concerning Brazil, Federative Units, 9 Metropolitan Regions (the Metropolitan Regions of Belém, Fortaleza, Recife, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Curitiba, Porto Alegre) and the Federal District - Distrito Federal.

Aside from the MHDI and its three sub-indexes – MHDI Education, MHDI Longevity and MHDI Income –, MHDI Radar also allows access to a set of 60 socio-economic indicators that enables the expansion of the analysis of human development in the areas of study.

In this page, one may find further information on this research in the Methodological Notes, in the Result Analysis or in the data charts available for download below.


  • Análise de Resultados para Brasil - 2011 a 2015

  • Análise de Resultados para Brasil, UFs e RMs - 2011 a 2014

  • MHDI Radar Database

  • Nota Metodológica: Cálculo de Renda

  • Nota Metodológica:
    Indicadores de Demografia