Cuban not included in human develop index for missing data

Posted on January 21, 2011 • Filed under: Cuba, Health, Human Rights Latin America, Social Issues

When the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) formulates its annual Human Development Index (HDI), it uses several socioeconomic indicators – including life expectancy, gross national income and literacy – to rank member states and also measure quality of life in these countries. But a nation widely singled out for its positive achievements in education, health care and life expectancy has been left out of the index, complains Ambassador Pedro Nunez Mosquera, Cuba’s permanent representative to the United Nations. Read Article

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