List of countries by inequality-adjusted HDI

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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.

Methodology[edit]

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]

List[edit]

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 0.380
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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