The Human Development Index (HDI) has been included in the official statistics of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The PSA Board also approved the official estimation methodology to be used for computing the 2015 HDI and back estimates during its regular meeting last August 25, 2017, at the National Economic Development Authority, Pasig City.

The methodology on generating HDI was presented by Deputy National Statistician Romeo S. Recide to the PSA Board and was approved by the PSA Board Chairperson and NEDA Director-General Ernesto M. Pernia. Over the past few years, HDN and PSA has been working on computing the provincial HDIs and has an agreed memorandum of understanding to use UNDP’s 2011 global methodology.

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