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Human Development Index (HDI), 2002
Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Human Development Index (HDI) in 2002
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Human development is about much more than the rise or fall of national incomes. It is about creating an environment in which people can develop their full potential and lead productive, creative lives in accord with their needs and interests. People are the real wealth of nations. Development is thus about expanding the choices people have to lead lives that they value. And it is thus about much more than economic growth, which is only a means — if a very important one — of enlarging people’s choices. The Human Development Index is a rough measurement on the livelihood status, encompassing health, economy and education.