Eritrea: Human development

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 Eritrea

Human Development Index (0 - 1)

 Latest value 0.492
 Year 2021
 Measure points
 Data availability 2005 - 2021
 Average 0.435
 Min - Max 0.422 - 0.492
 Source The United Nations
For that indicator, we provide data for Eritrea from 2005 to 2021. The average value for Eritrea during that period was 0.435 points with a minimum of 0.422 points in 2012 and a maximum of 0.492 points in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 0.492 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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Eritrea - Human development - recent values

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Eritrea - Human development - historical chart - 2005-2021




The Human Development Index for Eritrea 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
 Human development 0.492 2021 points
 Women in parliament 22.00 2019 percent
 Land area 121,041 2021 sq. km
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