The growing availability of data has brought with it a growth in the number and complexity of indexes. The United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Indicators (HDI) was one of the earlier products, which has become much more sophisticated in it's calculation over time. Many of the older indexes are calculated only at the country level, while some of the newer indexes include sub-national data as well. Many of the indexes incorporate data from multiple sectors and will appear only on this page. Single sector indexes may appear both on this page and under the . Single sector indexes relevant sector.

Human Development Index (HDI)--The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) briefly explains the HDI at The index itself can be downloaded at The data can be selected from the drop down menu. The data series begins in 1990.

The 2018 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)--The MPI is also a UNDP product. The index is explained at There are links to a methodology paper and link for downloading the dataset on the page.

Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (MPI) The MPI is a product of Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative and forms the basis of the UNDP's MPI. The Oxford data available at and includes data at both the national and sub-national levels. The data download provides a variety of options.

Fragile States Index-- This index is a product of the Fund For Peace. The main site is available at and provides various options for downloading data.

Digital Adoption Index -- The World Bank has developed a Digital Adoption Index available at

World Happiness Index-- The Global Happiness Council ( prepares annual reports on world happiness based on a number of indicators. The reports explain the context of the data and the data for each year is available as a download as one of the options in each report.

OECD Better Life Index--This index covers OECD countries (with a few non-OECD countries thrown in.) It is"based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life." The index data can be downloaded at

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