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