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Human development is about expanding the richness of human life rather than simply the richness of the economy in which human beings live. It is an approach that is focused on people and their opportunities and choices.
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Explore the wealth of human development data and insights from around the world, including the Human Development Index (HDI), the complementary composite indices on gender gaps, inequality, poverty, planetary pressures, and thematic dashboards on quality of human development, life-course gender gap, women’s empowerment, environmental and socioeconomic sustainability and others.