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United Nations Development Programme. 2011. Human Development Indices: A statistical update 2011 - Human Development Index and its components. http://data.un.org/DocumentData.aspx?q=hdi&id=268 (Accessed May 27, 2012)
Uploaded on Tuesday 19 Jun 2012
Human development index (HDI) for the countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region
Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil
The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic used to rank countries by level of "human development" according to three dimensions: health, education, and living standards. It provides a frame of reference for both social and economic development of a country, ranging from 0 (zero development) to 1 (highest level of development). Out of the countries found within the Himalaya Hindu Kush region, China ranks the highest (101st), Afghanistan the lowest (172nd). A total of 187 countries are surveyed.