UN Human Development Index Data Visualization

The United Nations’ Human Development Index (HDI) “was created to emphasize that people and their capabilities should be the ultimate criteria for assessing the development of a country, not economic growth alone.”

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a summary measure of average achievement in key dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable and have a decent standard of living. The HDI is the geometric mean of normalized indices for each of the three dimensions. (Source: United Nations Human Development Programme).

This interactive data visualization visually represents the history of the HDI for each country between 1980 and 2013.