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Human development is about expanding the richness of human life rather than simply the richness of the economy. It focuses 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.
Human Development Index (HDI)
The HDI was created to emphasize that people and their capabilities should be the ultimate criteria for assessing the development of a country, not economic growth alone.
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Human Development Insights
Human Development Insights for 191 Countries and Territories
Interactive human development insights for countries and territories worldwide, capturing the achievements in the HDI and a set of complementary measurements that estimate gender gaps, inequality, planetary pressures, and poverty.