human development index

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Human Development Index

A composite socio-economic value devised by the United Nations to compare quality of life in different countries by reducing education/literacy, life expectancy at birth (longevity, a surrogate measure of health) and purchasing power parity (PPP, GDP per capita)-adjusted income (a surrogate measure of living standard) to a single value, and stratify countries as developed, developing and underdeveloped.

human development index

A measure of national quality of life used by the United Nations Development Program. It consists of three elements: life expectancy at birth, mean years and expected years of schooling, and the gross national income at purchasing power parity per capita.
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The AJK president said that our educational institution, both in public and private sectors, should set a target to make Pakistan one of the ten most economically developed countries of the world by preparing the students to become, engineers, doctors, technologists, economists and entrepreneurs.
He went on to say that 'our educational institutions, both in public and private sectors, should set a target to make Pakistan one of the 10 most economically developed countries in the world by preparing students to become, engineers, doctors, technologists, economists and entrepreneurs.
Subsequently, the UAE ranked among the region's most economically developed countries and the second biggest economy in the GCC region, after Saudi Arabia.
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The G-8 countries--Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States--are among the world's most economically developed countries. Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-8 Countries: 2006 draws on the most current information about education from three primary sources: the Indicators of National Education Systems (INES) project, conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); the 2003 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA 2003), also conducted by the OECD; and the 2003 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS 2003), conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA).

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