Development | VOL. 14, ISSUE 85, July-August 2014 |

From Poor to Dismal – HDI India

Nothing seems to be better in India. India’s rank in the Human Development Index (HDI) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has fallen from 119 in 2010 to 136 in 2012. The HDI is an alternative to the one-dimensional, gross domestic product (GDP), measure of development, merely understood in economic terms. However, HDI does not replace GDP, it only adds to the understanding of the position of various nations. HDI, calculated by combining indicators of income, education and health,...

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