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List of countries by inequality-adjusted HDI

World map indicating the inequality-adjusted Human Development Index in 2015 (2016 report).
  0.850–0.899
  0.800–0.849
  0.750–0.799
  0.700–0.749
  0.650–0.699
  0.600–0.649
  0.550–0.599
  0.500–0.549
  0.450–0.499
  0.400–0.449
  0.350–0.399
  0.300–0.349
  0.250–0.300
  0.200–0.250
  0.150-0.200
  Data unavailable

This is a list of countries by inequality-adjusted human development index (IHDI), as published by the UNDP in its 2016 Human Development Report. According to the 2016 Report, "The IHDI can be interpreted as the level of human development when inequality is accounted for," whereas the Human Development Index itself is "an index of potential human development (or the maximum IHDI that could be achieved if there were no inequality)."[1][2]

The HDI, from which the IHDI derives, is a composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development. The HDI was developed by Pakistani economist Mahbub ul Haq, and is anchored in the Indian Nobel laureate Amartya Sen’s work on human capabilities. It is often framed in terms of whether people are able to "be" and "do" desirable things in their life, and was published by the United Nations Development Programme.

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MethodologyEdit

The index captures the HDI of the average person in society, which is less than the aggregate HDI when there is inequality in the distribution of health, education and income. Under perfect equality, the HDI and IHDI are equal; the greater the difference between the two, the greater the inequality.

The IHDI, estimated for 151 countries, captures the losses in human development due to inequality in health, education and income. Losses in all three dimensions vary across countries, ranging from just a few percent (Czech Republic, Slovenia) up to over 40% (Comoros, Central African Republic). Overall loss takes into account all three dimensions.[3]

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The table below ranks countries according to their inequality-adjusted human development index (IHDI) and compares it to their HDI. Data is based on 2015 estimates.

2015 Inequality-adjusted HDI (IHDI) (2016 report)[4]Edit

Above average (0.558):
Rank Country IHDI
1   Norway 0.898
2   Iceland 0.868
3   Australia 0.861
3   Netherlands 0.861
5    Switzerland 0.859
5   Germany 0.859
7   Denmark 0.858
8   Sweden 0.851
9   Ireland 0.850
10   Finland 0.843
11   Canada 0.839
12   Slovenia 0.838
13   United Kingdom 0.836
14   Czech Republic 0.830
15   Luxembourg 0.827
16   Belgium 0.821
17   Austria 0.815
18   France 0.813
19   United States 0.796
20   Slovakia 0.793
21   Japan 0.791
22   Spain 0.791
23   Estonia 0.788
24   Malta 0.786
25   Italy 0.784
26   Israel 0.778
27   Poland 0.774
28   Hungary 0.771
29   Cyprus 0.762
30   Lithuania 0.759
31   Greece 0.758
32   Portugal 0.755
33   South Korea 0.753
34   Croatia 0.752
35   Belarus 0.745
36   Latvia 0.742
37   Montenegro 0.736
38   Russia 0.725
39   Kazakhstan 0.714
40   Romania 0.714
41   Bulgaria 0.709
42   Argentina 0.698
43   Chile 0.692
44   Ukraine 0.690
45   Serbia 0.689
46   Sri Lanka 0.678
47   Armenia 0.674
48   Georgia 0.672
49   Uruguay 0.670
50   Mauritius 0.669
51   Albania 0.661
52   Trinidad and Tobago 0.661
53   Azerbaijan 0.659
54   Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.650
55   Turkey 0.645
56   Mongolia 0.639
57   Costa Rica 0.628
58   Moldova 0.628
59   Fiji 0.624
60   Rep. of Macedonia 0.623
61   Jordan 0.619
62   Saint Lucia 0.618
63   Venezuela 0.618
64   Panama 0.614
65   Jamaica 0.609
66   Lebanon 0.603
67   Uzbekistan 0.590
68   Ecuador 0.587
68   Mexico 0.587
70   Thailand 0.586
71   Kyrgyzstan 0.582
72   Palestine 0.581
73   Peru 0.580
74   Dominican Republic 0.565
75   Indonesia 0.563
76   Tunisia 0.562
77   Vietnam 0.562
78   Brazil 0.561
    Below average:
Rank Country IHDI
79   Philippines 0.556
80   Suriname 0.551
81   Colombia 0.548
82   Belize 0.546
83   Tajikistan 0.532
84   Gabon 0.531
85   El Salvador 0.529
86   Maldives 0.529
87   Paraguay 0.524
88   Cape Verde 0.518
89   Guyana 0.518
90   Iran 0.518
91   Iraq 0.505
92   Vanuatu 0.494
93   Egypt 0.491
94   Nicaragua 0.479
95   Bolivia 0.478
96   Morocco 0.456
97   India 0.454
98   Guatemala 0.450
99   Rep. of the Congo 0.446
100   Honduras 0.443
101   Cambodia 0.436
102   South Africa 0.435
103   Botswana 0.433
104   São Tomé and Príncipe 0.432
105   Bhutan 0.428
106   Laos 0.427
107   Syria 0.419
108   Timor-Leste 0.416
109   Namibia 0.415
110   Bangladesh 0.412
111     Nepal 0.407
112   Tanzania 0.396
113   Kiribati 0.394
114   Solomon Islands 0.392
115   Ghana 0.391
115   Kenya 0.391
117   Pakistan 0.333
118   Madagascar 0.374
119   Zambia 0.373
120   Zimbabwe 0.369
121   Swaziland 0.361
122   Cameroon 0.348
123   Mauritania 0.347
124   Uganda 0.341
125   Rwanda 0.339
126   Angola 0.336
127   Togo 0.332
128   Senegal 0.331
129   Ethiopia 0.330
130   Malawi 0.328
131   Nigeria 0.328
132   Afghanistan 0.327
133   Lesotho 0.320
134   Yemen 0.320
135   Djibouti 0.310
136   Benin 0.304
137   Haiti 0.298
138   Dem. Rep. of the Congo 0.297
139   Côte d'Ivoire 0.294
140   Mali 0.293
141   Liberia 0.284
142   Mozambique 0.280
143   Burundi 0.276
144   Comoros 0.270
145   Guinea 0.270
146   Burkina Faso 0.267
147   Sierra Leone 0.262
148   Guinea-Bissau 0.257
149   Niger 0.253
150   Chad 0.238
151   Central African Republic 0.199

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