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International Human Development Indicators
The data presented here was used in the preparation of the 2014 Human Development Report, released on 24 July 2014. The Human Development Report Office releases five indexes each year: The Human Development Index (HDI), the Inequality-Adjusted Human Development Index, the Gender Development Index (GDI), the Gender Inequality Index (GII), and the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). The data used in these indices and other human development indicators presented here are provided by a variety of public international sources and represent the best and most available statistics available for those indicators at the time of the preparation of the annual report.
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The HDI measures development by combining indicators of life expectancy, education attainment, and income. The education component contains two indicators: expected years of schooling and mean years of schooling. The income component is measured by GNI per capita (PPP$). In 2013, 187 countries were included in the index, which seeks to expand its coverage as additional statistics become available.
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