Lesotho: Human development

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 Lesotho

Human Development Index (0 - 1)

 Latest value 0.514
 Year 2021
 Measure points
 Data availability 1980 - 2021
 Average 0.471
 Min - Max 0.43 - 0.527
 Source The United Nations
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1980 to 2021. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 0.471 points with a minimum of 0.43 points in 2005 and a maximum of 0.527 points in 2020. The latest value from 2021 is 0.514 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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Lesotho - Human development - recent values

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Lesotho - Human development - historical chart - 1980-2021




The Human Development Index for Lesotho 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 3.51 2021 points
 Human development 0.514 2021 points
 Women in parliament 26.45 2022 percent
 Land area 30,360 2021 sq. km
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