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Human Development Index (0 - 1), 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 45 countries was 0.547 points. The highest value was in Mauritius: 0.802 points and the lowest value was in Chad: 0.394 points. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The United Nations
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Countries Human development, 2021 Global rank Available data
Mauritius 0.802 1 1980 - 2021
Seychelles 0.785 2 2000 - 2021
South Africa 0.713 3 1980 - 2021
Gabon 0.706 4 1980 - 2021
Botswana 0.693 5 1980 - 2021
Cape Verde 0.662 6 2000 - 2021
Ghana 0.632 7 1980 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 0.618 8 1990 - 2021
Namibia 0.615 9 1980 - 2021
Ethiopia 0.597 10 2000 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 0.596 11 2000 - 2021
Zimbabwe 0.593 12 1980 - 2021
Angola 0.586 13 1999 - 2021
Cameroon 0.576 14 1980 - 2021
Kenya 0.575 15 1980 - 2021
DR Congo 0.571 16 1980 - 2021
Zambia 0.565 17 1980 - 2021
Comoros 0.558 18 2000 - 2021
Mauritania 0.556 19 1980 - 2021
Ivory Coast 0.55 20 1980 - 2021
Tanzania 0.549 21 1980 - 2021
Togo 0.539 22 1980 - 2021
Nigeria 0.535 23 2003 - 2021
Rwanda 0.534 24 1980 - 2021
Benin 0.525 25 1980 - 2021
Uganda 0.525 26 1980 - 2021
Lesotho 0.514 27 1980 - 2021
Malawi 0.512 28 1980 - 2021
Senegal 0.511 29 1980 - 2021
Sudan 0.508 30 1980 - 2021
Madagascar 0.501 31 2000 - 2021
Gambia 0.5 32 1980 - 2021
Eritrea 0.492 33 2005 - 2021
G.-Bissau 0.483 34 2005 - 2021
Liberia 0.481 35 1999 - 2021
R. of Congo 0.479 36 1980 - 2021
Sierra Leone 0.477 37 1980 - 2021
Guinea 0.465 38 1990 - 2021
Burkina Faso 0.449 39 2000 - 2021
Mozambique 0.446 40 1980 - 2021
Mali 0.428 41 1980 - 2021
Burundi 0.426 42 1980 - 2021
C.A. Republic 0.404 43 1980 - 2021
Niger 0.4 44 1980 - 2021
Chad 0.394 45 2000 - 2021



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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