The Millennium Development Goals Report came out a few days ago. Here is a summary of its statistics concerning Sub-Saharan Africa. Changes are for the last ten to fifteen years.
Around 2/3 of people of working age are employed.
Around 70 percent of people are self- or family- employed.
The number of employed people living below $1 a day fell a little.
The percentage of underweight under five year olds fell a little.
Primary school enrolment increased a great deal.
Under five year old mortality fell moderately from a very high level.
Measles vaccination increased a great deal.
Adolescent fertility fell a little.
Gender (some overlap with children section)
Girls' gap in primary school enrolment behind boys narrowed a little.
Women's participation in non-agricultural wage employment increased a little.
Women's participation in politics increased a great deal from a low level.
Maternal deaths remained at a very high level.
Skilled health personnel attendance at births increased a little.
Antenatal care rose a little.
The gap between a women's wish to delay child rearing and contraceptive use fell a little.
Women represent a slightly higher share of HIV infected people.
Access to HIV antiretrovirals rose moderately from a low level.
Access to insecticide treated mosquito nets rose a great deal from a low level.
Tuberculosis infections rose a great deal from a high level.
Greenhouse gas emissions rose moderately from a low level.
The proportion of land and marine areas protected rose a little.
Use of improved sanitation facilities rose moderately from a low level.
Access to improved drinking water rose moderately.
Internet use rose a little from a low level.