Category Archives: Chart of the Day

2017 Global Food Policy Report highlights drop in Bolivian Hunger Index

The 2017 Global Food Policy Report of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) highlights sustained reductions in Bolivia’s hunger index between 1992 and 2016. The Index is calculated using data on prevalence of undernourishment, wasting, stunting, and child mortality. In the last eight years, Bolivia’s index decreased by 8.5, moving from “serious” to “moderate” severity. To learn more, visit the IFPRI website here.

Bolivia GHI Chart

Incremento en recipientes de agua por cañeria de red en el Chapare

Entre 2001 y 2010 en el Tropico de Cochabamba  (Chapare) la población que recibe agua por cañeria de red aumentó por casi  40%, superando el progreso nacional, lo cual refleja como el desarrollo integral con coca ha contribuido al mejoramiento de la infraestructura de saneamiento.

Parte 3: Agua potable y Saneamiento



Drinking Water Source, Chapare region vs. Bolivia as a whole

The Chapare region has experienced rapid growth in the population with access to drinking water through a pipe system, significantly outpacing national progress in this area, reflecting the transformative effects of community coca control and integrative development in improving health and sanitation needs.

Part 3: Clean Water and Sanitation

#SDG6 #DrinkingWater #PostUNGASS


Indigenous Populations in Latin America / Poblaciones Indigenas en América Latina

In honor of the day of decolonization (celebrated in Bolivia) and the day of indigenous resistance (Venezuela, El Salvador) we celebrate the multitude of indigenous communities in today’s Latin America. According to 2011 UNDP figures, 62.2% of Bolivia’s population identify as indigenous. View the UNDP graph below for a look at the percentage of indigenous people out of the total population of different Latin American countries.

En el día de descolonización (celebrado en Bolivia) y el día de resistencia indígena (celebrado en Venezuela y El Salvador) nosotros festejamos la multitud de comunidades indigenas en America Latina. Según estadísticas de 2011 de la PNUD, 62.2% de la población Boliviana se identifica como indígena. Para conocer la población indígena respecto a la población total en diferentes países Latinoamericanos, vea el gráfico abajo.

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Quantifying Chaos: ONDCP Cocaine Production Statistics

The U.S. White House Office of National Drug Control Policy’s (ONDCP) recently released coca/cocaine statistics for Bolivia present confusing results.  The ONDCP reports a 4.28% increase in coca cultivation in Bolivia since 2015 (despite UN reports that coca cultivation has decreased for the fifth year in a row) and a 24.32% surge in cocaine production.

However, they provide little explanation of the methodology used to calculate these figures. Furthermore, the ONDCP  inflate its statistics, and then retroactively change them. The following chart shows varying  ONDCP statistics for the same years on  different dates. For example, the 2011 potential cocaine production figures posted on Saturday, August 27  show a lower figure for 2011 potential cocaine production than what was published in 2012,  with no explanation. This is not the first time AIN has noticed ONDCP retroactive modifications. These repeated retroactive adjustments and lack of a transparent methodology raise questions about the credibility of ONDCP coca and cocaine estimates for Bolivia.

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