UNDP has ranked India at 130th position in 2015 Human Development Index (Download PDF)


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According to recently released United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Report 2015 India has been ranked at 130th position in the 2015 Human Development Index (HDI) among the 188 countries.

Important facts:

  • In the medium human development category with 0.609 score India has been placed at 130th position.
  • Earlier according to 2014 report India has earn 135th place with 0.586 score.
  • Rise in life expectancy and per capita income is main reasons behind progress in India’s 2015 HDI compared to 2014 HDI.
  • India’s Life anticipation at birth has been increased to 68 years in 2014 from 67.6 in the previous year and 53.9 in 1980.
  • Gross National Income (GNI) based on per person has been increased to $5, 497 in 2014 from $5, 180 in 2013 and $1, 255 in 1980. India’s GNI per person has been increased by 338 % from 1980 to 2014.
  • Estimated years of schooling have continually improved by 11.7 from 2011, in 2010 the years of schooling was at 5.4.
  • In 2014 Gender Development Index (GDI) value of India was 0.795 and with the gap India’s male HDI value was 0.660 and females HDI value was 0.525.

Gender Inequality Index (GII) :

  • In 2014, According to GII India has ranked 130th with value of 0.563 out of 155 countries.
  • With annual increase of 68.1 % average India’s HDI value increased from 0.362 to 0.609 between 1980 and 2014.
  • From 1980 to 2014, 14.1 % has been increased in life expectancy of birth in India.

Top Three Countries:

  • Norway (1st rank)
  • Australia (2nd)
  • Switzerland (3rd)

About Human Development Index

  • UNDP annually measures the HDI which account average measure of basic human development achievements in a country.
  • And the measurement is based on average of long-term progress in three basic dimensions of human development like a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 16, 2015


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