What is an “imputed” indicator – and for which countries were these imputed statistics used?
For countries for which only one HDI indicator is missing, the HDRO estimates the missing value using an alternative source or a cross-country regression model. For example, mean years of schooling (MYS) for Liechtenstein is based on MYS of neighbouring Austria. For 10 countries— Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Grenada, Lebanon, Madagascar, Micronesia (Federated States), Saint Kitts and Nevis, South Sudan and Syria — mean years of schooling was estimated by a cross-country regression model. Expected years of schooling was estimated by cross-country regression for nine countries—Bahamas, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Haiti, Liberia, Libya, and Vanuatu.