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Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis of the Human Development Index

Milorad Kovacevic () and Clara García Aguña ()
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Milorad Kovacevic: Human Development Report Office, UNDP
Clara García Aguña: Human Development Report Office, UNDP

No HDRP-2010-47, Human Development Research Papers (2009 to present) from Human Development Report Office (HDRO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Abstract: This paper discusses the methodological judgments made during the development of the Human Development Index (HDI), and analyzes the quantitative and qualitative impact of different methodological choices on the HDI scores, as well as on the associated changes in ranking. This analysis is particularly pertinent this year, in light of the methodological refinements that have been implemented with the occasion of the HDI 20th anniversary.

Keywords: Index Numbers and Aggregation; Methodological Issues; Statistical Simulation Methods; Human Development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C43 C15 C18 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 65 pages
Date: 2010-12
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Published as background research for the 2010 Human Development Report.

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