Burkina Faso: Human development

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 Burkina Faso

Human Development Index (0 - 1)

 Latest value 0.449
 Year 2021
 Measure points
 Data availability 2000 - 2021
 Average 0.373
 Min - Max 0.286 - 0.452
 Source The United Nations
For that indicator, we provide data for Burkina Faso from 2000 to 2021. The average value for Burkina Faso during that period was 0.373 points with a minimum of 0.286 points in 2000 and a maximum of 0.452 points in 2020. The latest value from 2021 is 0.449 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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Burkina Faso - Human development - historical chart - 2000-2021

The Human Development Index for Burkina Faso 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.

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