Human Development Index (HDI)

The HDI is a summary measure for assessing long-term progress in three basic dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living. Malaysia’s HDI value for 2013 is 0.773— which is in the high human development category—positioning the country at 62 out of 187 countries and territories. Between 1980 to 2013, there are significant increases across all dimensions in the HDI.

In 2013, Malaysia’s HDI is well above the average of high HDI countries and East Asia and the Pacific.

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Gender Development Index (GDI)


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It is essential that Malaysia continues to prioritise inclusive growth and social cohesion, and moves forward with the second generation policies that are needed to support this.
-Frances Stewart