Human Development Index 2016

  • India ranked 131/188 countries
  • India scored 0.624 and was placed in medium human development category.
  • Published by United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
  • Norway is ranked 1
  • India ranks lowest among BRICS nations
  • India related Facts:
    • India‚Äôs HDI value increased from 0.428 in 1990 to 0.624 in 2015.
    • Its average annual growth in HDI (1990-2015) was higher than that of other medium HDI countries.
    • In 2015 HDI, India ranked 130 with score of 0.609 and was placed in the medium human development category.
  • The HDI is a measure for assessing countries progress in three basic dimensions of human development:
    • a long and healthy life (life expectancy),
    • access to knowledge and
    • access to a decent standard of living.
  • Countries are ranked based on scale ranging between 0 (low) to 1 (high).

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