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