Human Development Index (2003)
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The 2003 Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite index that measures the average achievements in a country in three basic dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, as measured by life expectancy at birth; knowledge, as measured by the adult literacy rate and the combined gross enrolment ratio for primary, secondary and tertiary schools; and a decent standard of living, as measured by GDP per capita in purchasing power parity (PPP) US dollars. Higher scores indicate greater development.

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RankingRegionRate
2Australia/New Zealand 0.9
11Caribbean 0.8
12Central America 0.7
19Eastern Africa 0.5
6Eastern Asia 0.8
7Eastern Europe 0.8
17Melanesia 0.6
--Micronesia (Region) --
19Middle Africa 0.5
15Northern Africa 0.7
1Northern America 0.9
4Northern Europe 0.9
8Polynesia 0.8
9South America 0.8
16South-Central Asia 0.7
14South-Eastern Asia 0.7
18Southern Africa 0.6
5Southern Europe 0.9
13The World 0.7
20Western Africa 0.4
10Western Asia 0.8
3Western Europe 0.9


Source

The data presented in QuickLists are from a variety of sources including the U.S. Census Bureau's International Data Base, the U.S. State Department's International Religious Freedom Report, the United Nations Human Development Reports, and others.

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