Impact of inequalities on human development

It’s worthwhile to go through the 2010 Human Development Report summary:

Particularly interesting is the inequalities-adjusted human development index (IDHI), which measures human development while accounting for inequalities. What the IDHI represents: if you compare the human development index (HDI) with the IDHI, the greater the difference between the two, the greater the inequalities. The IDHI, ideally, is not supposed to be different from the HDI. If there is a difference, it’s due to inequalities.

The graph above represents the loss in the HDI due to inequalities, i.e. the difference between the HDI and IDHI.


About Ranjodh Singh
I'm currently an Ally in the Public Allies New York Apprenticeship ( Through the apprenticeship, I'm partnered with NYCRx (, a nonprofit organization that improves the health of New Yorkers using public health interventions. I'm excited to continue serving, but doing so closer to health and medicine. I'm also enjoying NYC, which I find to be an enriching environment.

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