Libya: Human development

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 Libya

Human Development Index (0 - 1)

 Latest value 0.718
 Year 2021
 Measure points
 Data availability 1980 - 2021
 Average 0.717
 Min - Max 0.641 - 0.759
 Source The United Nations
For that indicator, we provide data for Libya from 1980 to 2021. The average value for Libya during that period was 0.717 points with a minimum of 0.641 points in 1980 and a maximum of 0.759 points in 2008. The latest value from 2021 is 0.718 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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Libya - Human development - Recent values chart

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Libya - Human development - historical chart - 1980-2021




The Human Development Index for Libya 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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