Ranking poverty by Human Development Index The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and income per capita indicators. A country scores a higher HDI when the life expectancy at birth is longer, the education period is longer, and the income per capita is higher. Although the HDI is mostly used to classify countries in terms of level of development, it is a good way to rank countries when trying to measure multidimensional poverty. In this connection, 1-Which of the following non-African countries is among the bottom 20 poorest countries in the world? 1- Haiti, 2- Afghanistan, 3- Pakistan and 4- Bangladesh. 2-Which of the following African countries is not among the bottom poorest 20 countries in the world? 1- Ethiopia, 2- Mali, 3- Liberia and 4- Togo. ANSWERS 1-The non African country among the poorest 20 countries, using the human development index is Afghanistan at number16. 2-Using the Human development index, the African country not among the poorest 20 countries in the world is Togo, at number 27.
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