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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 272-275

Human development report 2010: Changes in parameters and perspectives

Scientist C, Division of Reproductive Health and Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, India

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Manju Rahi
Scientist C, Division of Reproductive Child Health and Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.92404

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Human Development Report (HDR) 2010 in its 20 th year contains several significant changes. Indicators to measure the three dimensions of Human Development Index (HDI) have been changed: Gender-related Development Index (GDI) and Gender Empowerment Index have been replaced by Gender Inequality Index (GII) and Human Poverty Index has been replaced by Multi-dimensional Poverty Index. Inequality-adjusted HDI (IHDI) has been introduced for the first time. Between 1980 and 2010, India's HDI rose by 1.6% annually from 0.320 to 0.519. While India's HDI value has improved over time, the rank has not improved as much as compared to other developing countries. On GII, India ranked at 122 with a GII value of 0.748 (ranges between 0 and 1) in 2010 HDR (based on data of 2008), revealing considerable loss in achievements in three dimensions of human development - reproductive health, empowerment, and labor market - due to inequality between genders. Multi-dimensional Poverty Index was 0.296 (2000-2008) and IHDI was 0.365 (2000-2007).

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