Afghanistan: Human development

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 Afghanistan

Human Development Index (0 - 1)

 Latest value 0.478
 Year 2021
 Measure points
 Data availability 1980 - 2021
 Average 0.402
 Min - Max 0.23 - 0.511
 Source The United Nations
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1980 to 2021. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 0.402 points with a minimum of 0.23 points in 1980 and a maximum of 0.511 points in 2020. The latest value from 2021 is 0.478 points. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 184 countries is 0.724 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Afghanistan - Human development - recent values

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Afghanistan - Human development - historical chart - 1980-2021




The Human Development Index for Afghanistan published by the United Nations is a composite measure including life expectancy, educational attainment, and income level. It aims to measure not only incomes but life quality as well.
Definition: The Human Development Index measures three basic dimensions of human development: long and healthy life, knowledge, and a decent standard of living. Four indicators are used to calculate the index: life expectancy at birth, mean years of schooling, expected years of schooling, and gross national income per capita.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Happiness index 1.28 2023 points
 Human development 0.478 2021 points
 Women in parliament 27.02 2021 percent
 Land area 652,230 2021 sq. km
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