New child mortality estimates show that substantial progress has been made towards achieving Millennium Development Goal 4. The estimates were released today by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation, which includes UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank and United Nations Population Division.
Since 1990 the global under-five mortality rate has dropped 41%, from 89 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 52 in 2011. Four of the six World Bank’s developing regions have reduced their under-five mortality rate by more than 50%.
For more see the Bank's Open Data blog post .