GUSS 1.0 software

05-11-2009 | Publication

The GISMO User Support System (GUSS) allows exploring long-term human development trends and dynamics, which have been used in the report: ‘Beyond 2015: Long-term development and the Millennium Development Goals’. These include long-term trends in population, economy and the environment, and the impacts on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs quantitative and time-bound targets are directed to reducing extreme poverty and hunger, improving basic services for people, such as health, education and a healthy environment, and creating a global partnership to enable these goals to be achieved. With GUSS, long-term MDG projections of the baseline scenario and two variants can interactively be explored. In addition, for various themes, such as poverty, health and education, more detailed background results are included.

Examples of GUSS 1.0

Figure: screenshot of startscreen GUSS 1.0 model

Start screen of GUSS1.0. The user has the choice to explore various themes or to explore (selection of) the Millennium development Goals. By clicking on the lower button different scenarios can be selected.

Figure: screenshot of GUSS 1.0 model; example of the MDGs graphs

Example of the MDGs “ MDG 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger”. The results for four indicators are presented in this screen. These results cover the period 1970 -2030. On the right the user can select the region to be displayed.

Figure: screenshot of GUSS 1.0 model; example of world regions maps

Example of the MDGs “ MDG 4: Reduce child mortality”. The results for child mortality can also be geographically displayed for the 27 world regions. On the right the user can select the year to be displayed.

Figure: screenshot of  GUSS 1.0 model; example of theme health, detailed results

Example of the one of the five themes “Health”. This screen gives more detailed results of health outcomes. The user can explore various health risks factors and the associated mortality.