Fact Sheet on Social Services for Human Development - Viet Nam Human Development Report 2011
The Human Development Indexes
In order to measure development progress in a way that does not rely on income or GDP growth alone, successive Human Development Report (HDRs) have introduced indexes which aggregate different indicators of human development. Three key indexes which are used as the basis for the analysis in the 2011 Viet Nam HDR are the Human Development Index (HDI), the Gender-related Development Index (GDI) and the Human Poverty Index (HPI). The 2011 national HDR also introduces a new Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for Viet Nam.