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We also strongly recommend the following text to accompany the publication of the HDI dataset, particularly in print publications:

"The entire series of Human Development Index (HDI) values and rankings are recalculated every years using the same the most recent (revised) data and functional forms. The HDI rankings and values in the 2014 Human Development Report cannot therefore be compared directly to indices published in previous Reports. Please see for more information.

The HDI was created to emphasize that people and their capabilities should be the ultimate criteria for assessing the development of a country, not economic growth alone. The HDI can also be used to question national policy choices, asking how two countries with the same level of GNI per capita can end up with different human development outcomes."

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