I was googling for some stats and ran against this Human Development Report website. It’s the usual UN-like stuff (there are some interesting interactive maps) but what caught my eye was this table where they compare their development index to the gini index (which measures inequality). Here are some interesting discrepancies:
|HDI Rank||Country||Gini index|
|168||Central African Republic||61.3|
That means one of two things: Either the HD index is crap or inequality is not related to a country’s development. I won’t say that the HD index is the exact truth, but compared to the Gini numbers I think it’s pretty clear which is off.