Reducing inequality can significantly improve human development

For the first time, the 2010 Report examined Human Development Index (HDI) data through the lens of inequality, adjusting HDI achievements to reflect disparities in income, health and education. The HDI alone, as a composite of national averages, was hiding disparities within countries, so these adjustments for inequality provided a fuller picture of people’s well-being. As this graph shows there is a negative relationship between inequality in health, education and income with human development levels. Read more about The Real Wealth of Nations at the 2010 Human Development Report.

This graph was originally published on the 2010 Human Development Report, “The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development” – Page 59