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Human Development Report 2020

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. The HDI can also be used to question national policy choices, asking how two countries with the same level of GNI per capita can end up with different human development outcomes. These contrasts can stimulate debate about government policy priorities. 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 HDI is the geometric mean of normalized indices for each of the three dimensions.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
  • Access to education
  • Demographics
  • Gender
  • Social development
  • Sustainable Development Goals
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Global
Copyright Yes
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Author (corporate) UNDP
ISBN number 9789210055161
ISSN number 24123129
Publication place USA
Publisher UDNP
Publication date 2020
Pagination 412
Keywords Human Development,anthropocene,Human Development Report,UNDP
Date uploaded February 26, 2021, 04:15 (UTC)
Date modified February 27, 2021, 04:52 (UTC)