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Human Development Index


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Database/ Data product: Human Development Index

Data provider: United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Description: “The HDI – human development index – is a summary composite index that measures a country's average achievements in three basic aspects of human development: health, knowledge, and a decent standard of living. Health is measured by life expectancy at birth; knowledge is measured by a combination of the adult literacy rate and the combined primary, secondary, and tertiary gross enrolment ratio; and standard of living by GDP per capita (PPP US).”

Geographic units available: Countries

Updates: annually

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Cost: free



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