Sri Lanka: Human development

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 Sri Lanka

Human Development Index (0 - 1)

 Latest value 0.782
 Year 2021
 Measure points
 Data availability 1980 - 2021
 Average 0.711
 Min - Max 0.569 - 0.782
 Source The United Nations
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 1980 to 2021. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 0.711 points with a minimum of 0.569 points in 1980 and a maximum of 0.782 points in 2020. The latest value from 2021 is 0.782 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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Recent values chart
Sri Lanka - Human development - Recent values chart

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Sri Lanka - Human development - historical chart - 1980-2021




The Human Development Index for Sri Lanka 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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 Land area 61,860 2021 sq. km
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