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The Human Security Index

The Human Security Index

The Human Security Index (HSI) aims to characterize the security of an individual or group at home, in one's village, country, and the Earth. Is everyone treated well, not unduly deprived of education/knowledge and a healthy and peaceful life? The HSI aims to support existing and future developers of well-intentioned indicators which may be used by development analysts/strategists/implementers, by emphasizing outcomes rather than modalities.

The HSI is now conceptually framed in a trinity of economic, environmental, and social fabric. The Economic Fabric Index attempts to characterize financial resources, including protection from financial catastrophe, for everyone. The Environmental Fabric Index blends risk of environmental disasters, environmentally healthy living conditions, environmental sustainability and governance. The Social Fabric Index blends diversity, education and information empowerment, food security, governance, health, and peacefulness. All this is a work-in-progress, with additional input datasets being evolved.

Maps on each major component, and of the composite Human Security Index itself, indicate some situations which might initially be unexpected. They suggest that a HSI is a potentially valuable complement or replacement of traditional reportage, for deeper understanding of the situations of people and communities.

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14.09.2016
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