Bangladesh: Human development

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 Bangladesh

Human Development Index (0 - 1)

 Latest value 0.661
 Year 2021
 Measure points
 Data availability 1980 - 2021
 Average 0.507
 Min - Max 0.336 - 0.661
 Source The United Nations
For that indicator, we provide data for Bangladesh from 1980 to 2021. The average value for Bangladesh during that period was 0.507 points with a minimum of 0.336 points in 1980 and a maximum of 0.661 points in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 0.661 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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Bangladesh - Human development - recent values

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Bangladesh - Human development - historical chart - 1980-2021




The Human Development Index for Bangladesh 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 3.41 2023 points
 Human development 0.661 2021 points
 Women in parliament 20.86 2022 percent
 Land area 130,170 2021 sq. km
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