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What is the human development Index?

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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. It is the statistical composite index of life expectancy, education and per capita income indicators and is used to rank countries into four different tiers of human development. Indian economist Amartya Sen along with Pakistani economist Mahbub ul Haq developed this index, and it is used by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to measure a country’s development. According to this index, India occupied the 130th position on the list out of the 188 countries in the Human Development Report, 2014.


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