Human Development Index
From The United Nations:
(…)The Human Development Index (HDI) is a summary measure of average achievement in key dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable and have a decent standard of living(…)
The health dimension is assessed by life expectancy at birth, the education dimension is measured by mean of years of schooling for adults aged 25 years and more and expected years of schooling for children of school entering age. The standard of living dimension is measured by gross national income per capita(…) Refer to technical notes for more details.
Human Development Index (HDI)…another confusing word. As you can see on the map, one could live in a developed country, but still have a low HDI. What does this mean?
It simply means that an individual can be living in a developed country but that the minimum conditions for a decent life, as defined by HDI, are not being met. These conditions are health, education and basic income.
In the following chart, ratings below 0.55 are considered low. Our goal is to support people in this category.