Human Development Index(HDI) is included in a United Nations Development Programme. Human Development Report is compiled on the basis of estimates for any single year. It includes 185 member countries of the UNO (out of 193 in total), along with Hong Kong separately from PRC, and Palestine. Other eight UN member states are not included due to lack of data/statistics. The average HDI of different regions of the World and groups of countries are also included for comparison.
This Index is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy rate, education and standards of living worldwide. It is a standard means of measuring prosperity, especially child welfare. It is used to distinguish whether the country is a developed, a developing or an under-developed , and also to measure the impact of economic policies of thier governments on quality of life. The index was developed in 1990 by Pakistani economist Dr. Mahbub ul Haq and Indian economist Amartya Sen.
Pakistan ranks 145th on this index that means the standard of living and quality of life is very very low here.