Why does the UN use HDI instead of GDPpc used by the EU or OECD to measure development?

Because development is such a complex concept that cannot be measured by any single indicator alone.
25% (2 votes)
Because GDP only measures the market value of production and neglects unmarketed goods such as sunshine or clean air.
13% (1 vote)
Because GDP is a market-based measure and many UN countries do not have a market economy.
50% (4 votes)
Because HDI equates the value of one year of education at Harvard with one year of education at the poorest African university.
0% (0 votes)
Because HDI is more stable and not so much affected by the actions of incompetent or corrupt leaders.
0% (0 votes)
Because the composition and weights of HDI components is decided by a few leaders instead of millions of producers/consumers.
13% (1 vote)
Total votes: 8
Learning objectives: 
Understanding the concept of development.
Understanding HDI.
Understanding GDP.
Understanding the importance of measurement for science.
Understanding the importance of measurement for political leaders.
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