The Human Assets Index (HAI) is a composite index of education and health used as an identification criterion for LDCs by the UNCDP. Previously its availability over time was limited. FERDI has worked in collaboration with the UN-DESA to build retrospective series of the HAI to follow changes in this field and for research purposes.
In 2011, thanks to the work of Catherine Korachais, the HAI was made available in the form of an annual database covering the period 1970-2008 for 147 developing countries.
A first update was done in 2014 (Mathilde Closset, Sosso Feindouno, and Michaël Goujon).
In 2016, thanks to the work of Michaël Goujon and Sosso Feindouno, the HAI was made available for the period 1990-2016 for 145 developing countries.
Version : 2016-12-01
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