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Variable Description

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a summary measure of human development that is published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The HDI provides an alternative to the common practice of evaluating a country’s progress in development based on per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The HDI has had a significant impact on drawing the attention of governments, corporations and international organizations to aspects of development that focus on the expansion of choices and freedoms, not just income.[1]

The HDI measures the average achievements in a country in three basic dimensions of human development:

Human Development Index Overview

Before the HDI itself is calculated, an index is created for each of these dimensions. To calculate these indices—the life expectancy, education and GDP indices—minimum and maximum values (goalposts) are chosen for each underlying indicator. Performance in each dimension is expressed as a value between 0 and 1. The HDI is then calculated as a simple average of the dimension indices:

HDI = 1/3 (life expectancy index) + 1/3 (education index)+ 1/3 (GDP index)

The following table shows the HDI value for 2011[2]. A lower value indicates a higher level of development as indicated by the HDI.

Country HDI Rank
Afghanistan 175
Albania 70
Algeria 93
Andorra 33
Angola 148
Antigua_and_Barbuda 67
Argentina 45
Armenia 87
Australia 2
Austria 18
Azerbaijan 82
Bahamas 49
Bahrain 48
Bangladesh 146
Barbados 38
Belarus 50
Belgium 17
Belize 96
Benin 166
Bhutan 140
Bolivia 108
Bosnia_and_Herzegovina 81
Botswana 119
Brazil 85
Brunei 30
Bulgaria 57
Burkina_Faso 183
Burundi 178
Cambodia 138
Cameroon 150
Canada 11
Cape_Verde 132
Central_African_Republic 180
Chad 184
Chile 40
China 101
Colombia 91
Comoros 169
Costa_Rica 62
Croatia 47
Cuba 59
Cyprus 31
Czech_Republic 28
Democratic_Republic_of_Congo 142
Denmark 15
Djibouti 164
Dominica 72
Dominican_Rep. 96
Ecuador 89
Egypt 112
El_Salvador 107
Equatorial_Guinea 136
Eritrea 181
Estonia 33
Ethiopia 173
Fiji 96
Finland 21
France 20
Gabon 106
Gambia 165
Georgia 72
Germany 5
Ghana 135
Greece 29
Grenada 63
Guatemala 133
Guinea 178
Guinea-Bissau 176
Guyana 118
Haiti 161
Honduras 120
Hong_Kong 13
Hungary 37
Iceland 13
India 136
Indonesia 121
Iran 76
Iraq 131
Ireland 7
Israel 16
Italy 25
Ivory_Coast 168
Jamaica 85
Japan 10
Jordan 100
Kazakhstan 69
Kenya 145
Kiribati 121
Kuwait 54
Kyrgyzstan 125
Lao_PDR 138
Latvia 44
Lebanon 72
Lesotho 158
Liberia 174
Libya 64
Liechtenstein 24
Lithuania 41
Luxembourg 26
Macedonia 78
Madagascar 151
Malawi 170
Malaysia 64
Maldives 104
Mali 182
Malta 32
Mauritania 155
Mauritius 80
Mexico 61
Micronesia 117
Moldova 113
Mongolia 108
Montenegro 52
Morocco 130
Mozambique 185
Myanmar 149
Namibia 128
Nepal 157
Netherlands 4
New_Zealand 6
Nicaragua 129
Niger 186
Nigeria 153
Norway 1
Occupied Palestinian Territory n.a.
Oman 84
Pakistan 146
Palau 53
Panama 59
Papua_New_Guinea 156
Paraguay 111
Peru 77
Philippines 114
Poland 39
Portugal 43
Qatar 36
Republic_of_Congo 186
Romania 56
Russia 55
Rwanda 167
Saint_Kitts_and_Nevis 72
Saint_Lucia 88
Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines 83
Samoa 96
Sao_Tome_and_Principe 144
Saudi_Arabia 57
Senegal 154
Serbia 64
Seychelles 46
Sierra_Leone 177
Singapore 18
Slovakia 35
Slovenia 21
Solomon_Islands 143
South_Africa 121
South_Korea 12
Spain 23
Sri_Lanka 92
Sudan 171
Suriname 105
Swaziland 141
Sweden 8
Switzerland 9
Syria 116
Tajikistan 125
Tanzania 152
Thailand 103
Timor-Leste 134
Togo 159
Tonga 95
Trinidad_and_Tobago 67
Tunisia 94
Turkey 90
Turkmenistan 102
Uganda 161
Ukraine 78
United_Arab_Emirates 41
United_Kingdom 26
United_States 3
Uruguay 51
Uzbekistan 114
Vanuatu 124
Venezuela 71
Vietnam n.a.
Yemen n.a.
Zambia n.a.
Zimbabwe n.a.

References

  1. http://www.eoearth.org/article/Human_Development_Index
  2. Human Development Index (HDI) - 2011 Rankings
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