Human Development Index (HDI) for Serbia continues to increase

21 Mar 2013

imageHuman Development Index: Trends 2000 - 2013

Serbia’s HDI value for 2012 is 0.769—in the high human development category—positioning the country at 64 out of 187 countries and territories. The rank is shared with Libya and Malaysia.

Serbia’s 2012 HDI is above the average of 0.758 for countries in the high human development group and below the average of 0.771 for countries in Europe and Central Asia. From Europe and Central Asia, countries which are close to Serbia in 2012 HDI rank and population size are Croatia and Belarus, which have HDIs ranked 47 and 50 respectively. Between 2000 and 2012, Serbia’s HDI value increased from 0.726 to 0.769, an increase of 6 percent or average annual increase of about 0.5 percent.

The rank of Serbia’s HDI for 2011 based on data available in 2012 and methods used in 2012 was– 64 out of 187 countries. In the 2011 HDR, Serbia was ranked 59 out of 187 countries. However, it is misleading to compare values and rankings with those of previously published reports, because the underlying data and methods have changed.