The charts are deceiving frankly as they only show progress without giving a baseline from where things stood when measurements begun. Obviously regions that had already achieved or nearly achieved the MDGs look much worse in these charts than those that started from a very low base. The law on diminishing returns applies in development as well and the closer you are to reach 100% of achievement the more difficult it gets to make progress. Consequently some regions seem to be performing well on some aspects while in fact they are way behind compared with their peers. Attention to this fact is completely missing here.