Human Development Index 2017


  • India ranked 130/189 countries
  • India scored 0.64 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:
    • Between 1990 and 2017, India’s HDI value increased from 0.427 to 0.640, an almost 50 per cent increase, which is an indicator that millions have been lifted out of poverty
  • 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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