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.
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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.