The Human Development Index (HDI) is a tool to measure the overall achievements in three basic dimensions of human development, namely, longevity, knowledge, and a decent standard of living. It is premised on the principle that human development cannot be measured by the yardstick of income alone since income is a means, not an end, and there is no automatic link between income growth and human progress. The Philippine Human Development Reports measures these dimensions across provinces.

What is Human Development?
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HDIs in 2005 PHDR Statistical Annexes (Excel file)