Human Assets Index

December 2016

Sosso FEINDOUNO

Mathilde CLOSSET

The Ferdi has worked over the last years in collaboration with the UN-DESA to build retrospective series of the HAI index. In 2016, thanks to the statistical work of Michaël Goujon and Sosso Feindouno, the HAI is now available in an annual database covering the period 1990-2014 for more 145 developing countries.


The Human Assets Index (HAI) is a composite index of education and health used as an identification criteria of the LDCs by the UNCDP. However, its availability over time was limited until then. The Ferdi has worked over the last years in collaboration with the UN-DESA to build retrospective series of this index allowing to follow improvements in this domain and for research purposes.

In 2011, thanks to the statistical work of Catherine Korachais, the HAI was  available in an annual database covering the period 1970-2008 for 147 developing countries.

A first update has been done in 2014 (Mathilde Closset, Sosso Feindouno and Michaël Goujon).

In 2016, thanks to the statistical work of Michaël Goujon and Sosso Feindouno , the HAI is now available in an annual database covering the period 1990-2014 for more 145 developing countries.

 

Databases

Publications

 

HAI  2016

 

Feindouno, S. and Goujon, M. (2016) "Human Assets Index retrospective series: 2016 update", Ferdi Working paper P179, December 2016

 

HAI FOS 2014

 

 

HAI WFG 2014

 

Closset, M., M. Goujon, et S. Feindouno "Human Assets Index  Retrospective series: 2013 update", Ferdi document de travail I20, juillet 2014

 

Closset, M., M. Goujon, et S. Feindouno "Human Assets Index  Retrospective series: 2013 update", Ferdi Policy brief  B99, July 2014

 

HAI 2011

 

 

Korachais, K.  "A retrospective Human Assets Index (HAI)" Ferdi, Policy brief B21, April 2011