Libya: UN HDI Country Profile

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Country Profile: Human Development Indicators

Human Development Index

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic used to rank countries by level of “human development” and separate “very high human development”, “high human development”, “medium human development”, and “low human development” countries. The Human Development Index (HDI) is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education and standards of living for countries worldwide. It is a standard means of measuring well-being, especially child welfare. It is used to distinguish whether the country is a developed, a developing or an under-developed country, and also to measure the impact of economic policies on quality of life.

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Human Development Index: Trends 2005 – 2010

HDI trends

Each year since 1990 the Human Development Report has published the Human Development Index (HDI) which was introduced as an alternative to conventional measures of national development, such as level of income and the rate of economic growth. The HDI represents a push for a broader definition of well-being and provides a composite measure of three basic dimensions of human development: health, education and income. Libyan Arab Jamahiriya’s HDI is 0.760, which gives the country a rank of 64 out of 187 countries with comparable data. The HDI of Arab States as a region increased from 0.444 in 1980 to 0.641 today, placing Libyan Arab Jamahiriya above the regional average. Learn more

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Human Development Index: Health, Education and Income

Rank 64
Year Libyan Arab Jamahiriya High human development Arab States World
2011 0.760 0.741 0.641 0.682
2010 0.770 0.739 0.639 0.679
2009 0.763 0.734 0.634 0.676
2008 0.759 0.733 0.629 0.674
2007 0.755 0.728 0.623 0.670
2006 0.748 0.721 0.617 0.664
2005 0.741 0.716 0.609 0.660

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Income
GNI per capita in PPP terms (constant 2005 international $) 12,637
Demography
Population, total both sexes (thousands) 6,422.8
Footnotes
1. Data refer to 2011 or the most recent year available.
2. Data refer to 2011 or the most recent year available.
3. Based on OECD and others (2011) and UNDESA (2011) projected growth rates.
4. The Global Forest Resource Assessment 2010 (FRA 2010) is the main source of forest area data in FAOSTAT. Data were provided by countries for years 1990, 2000, 2005 and 2010. The data collected from official national sources through the questionnaire are supplemented with information from official secondary data sources. The secondary sources cover: official country data from websites of national ministries, national publications and related country data reported by various international organizations. Data for intermediate years were estimated for FAO using linear interpolation and tabulation.
5. The Change is over the period 1990-2008.
6. Less than 1 percent.
7. Because data are based on national definitions of what constitutes a city or metropolitan area, cross country comparison should be made with caution.
n.a. Data not available

Human Development Index: Trends 2005 – present

The Human Development Index – going beyond income

Each year since 1990 the Human Development Report has published the Human Development Index (HDI) which was introduced as an alternative to conventional measures of national development, such as level of income and the rate of economic growth. The HDI represents a push for a broader definition of well-being and provides a composite measure of three basic dimensions of human development: health, education and income. Libyan Arab Jamahiriya’s HDI is 0.760, which gives the country a rank of 64 out of 187 countries with comparable data. The HDI of Arab States as a region increased from 0.444 in 1980 to 0.641 today, placing Libyan Arab Jamahiriya above the regional average. The HDI trends tell an important story both at the national and regional level and highlight the very large gaps in well-being and life chances that continue to divide our interconnected world. Learn more

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