The Human Development Index is a measure for the development of a country in economics, education and health. The Human Development Report 2013, published by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), contains the HDI for nearly every country in the world from 1980 tot 2012.

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The average HDI for the World in 2012 was 0.694.

Source: UNDP, Graphic by: MO*/Maarten Lambrechts, Inspired by Flowing Data