List of African countries by Human Development Index


List of African countries by Human Development Index

Human Development Index is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, and standards of living for countries worldwide. It is a standard means of measuring well-being, especially child welfare. It is used to distinguish whether the country is a developed, developing, or under-developed country, and also to measure the impact of economic policies on quality of life. The index was developed in 1990 by Pakistani economist Mahbub ul Haq.Countries (almost all UN member states and a couple of special territories) fall into three broad categories based on their HDI: high, medium, and low human development.

List of African countries

The following list of African countries by Human Development Index is drawn from the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Report 2006.

ee also

* List of countries by Human Development Index
* List of African countries by GDP
* List of African countries by GDP PPP
* List of African countries by GDP per capita
* List of African countries by population
* List of African countries by population density

References

* cite web
url = http://hdr.undp.org/statistics/data/indicators.cfm?x=10&y=1&z=1
title = HDR Statistics: Human Development Index (by trend 1975–2003)
accessdate = 2006-10-30
year = 2005
publisher = United Nations Development Programme

* cite web
url = http://hdr.undp.org/reports/global/2005/
title = Human Development Report 2005
accessdate = 2006-10-30
year = 2005
publisher = United Nations Development Programme

* cite web
url = http://hdr.undp.org/reports/global/2005/pdf/HDR05_HDI.pdf
title = Human Development Indicators
accessdate = 2006-10-30
work = Human Development Report 2005
publisher = United Nations Development Programme


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