human development index (HDI)

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Global index utilize to rank the development of countries by examining the achievements of the inhabitants of the country. The index factors in three important elements: standard of living, life expectancy, and literacy level. The index is not 100% accurate in its determinations due to inconsistencies and lack of data in certain parts of the world. The index was established in 1990 by the United Nations.

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Knowing the human development index rating for a country you wish to do business with can help you set the cost to the right number.
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The human development index indicated the rising standard of living by the young nation was caused in large part to the new president.
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I felt that the human development index was not something useful because it made people seem like chickens and not humans.
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