Human Development Index (HDI)

At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.

The new SDGs, and the broader sustainability agenda, go much further than the MDGs, addressing the root causes of poverty and the universal need for development that works for all people.

HDI table

Province 2015 Rank Index 2015   2013
Balochistan 5
0.32% Complete
0.307% Complete

0.32

0.307

Islamabad Capital Territory 1
0.88% Complete
0.891% Complete

0.88

0.891

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 3
0.58% Complete
0.551% Complete

0.58

0.551

Punjab 2
0.71% Complete
0.69% Complete

0.71

0.69

Sindh 4
0.51% Complete
0.493% Complete

0.51

0.493

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark noted: "This agreement marks an important milestone in putting our world on an inclusive and sustainable course. If we all work together, we have a chance of meeting citizens' aspirations for peace, prosperity, and wellbeing, and to preserve our planet."

UNDP supports countries in three different ways, through the MAPS approach: mainstreaming, acceleration and policy support.

  • Providing support to governments to reflect the new global agenda in national development plans and policies. This work is already underway in many countries at national request;
  • Supporting countries to accelerate progress on SDG targets. In this, we will make use of our extensive experience over the past five years with the MDG Acceleration Framework; and
  • Making the UN's policy expertise on sustainable development and governance available to governments at all stages of implementation.

Indicator Wise Data For Country. (2015)

Multidimensional Poverty Index
Education Index 0.21
Health Index 0.3
Living Standard 0.26
HDI 0.25

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