What is the effect of fixing the maximum of GNI per capita at $75,000?
Income is instrumental to human development, but the contribution diminishes as incomes rise. Fixing the maximum at $75,000 also means that for countries with income greater than $75,000 only $75,000 will be used for computation of the HDI. Currently we have only 3 countries with GNI pc above the cup – Qatar, Liechtenstein and Kuwait. The projections based on a fairly realistic growth rates have shown that within next five years not more than 5 countries will exceed the limit.