List of Nigerian states by Human Development Index

This article presents two lists of Nigerian states by Human Development Index (HDI), including the Federal Capital Territory. The first list from the Radboud University Nijmegen ranks the states by the international HDI-methology. The second list ranks the states by an own methology from the United Nations Development Programme.

List (2019, Radboud University)

Nigerian states by Human Development Index as of 2019, including the Federal Capital Territory. A country with a comparable value in the same year is also listed.[1]

Nigerian States HDI as of 2019
  0.651 to 0.700
  0.601 to 0.650
  0.551 to 0.600
  0.501 to 0.550
  0.451 to 0.500
  0.401 to 0.450
  0.351 to 0.400
Rank State HDI (2019) Comparable countries (2019)[2]
Medium human development
1 Lagos 0.686  Morocco
2 Ogun 0.675  Iraq
3 Anambra 0.668  Tajikistan
4 Delta 0.667  Tajikistan
5 Bayelsa 0.655  Bhutan
6 Imo 0.653  Bhutan
Rivers 0.653  Bhutan
8 Federal Capital Territory 0.651  Bhutan
Abia 0.650  Bhutan
10 Enugu 0.645  India
11 Oyo 0.637  Honduras
12 Edo 0.632  Bangladesh
13 Ekiti 0.619  Federated States of Micronesia
Cross River 0.619  Federated States of Micronesia
Osun 0.619  Federated States of Micronesia
16 Ondo 0.615  Laos
17 Akwa Ibom 0.613  Laos
18 Benue 0.609  Vanuatu
19 Nasarawa 0.581  Angola
20 Kwara 0.576  Republic of the Congo
Ebonyi 0.575  Republic of the Congo
22 Plateau 0.569  Solomon Islands,  Syria
23 Kogi 0.563  Cambodia
Low human development
 Nigeria (average) 0.539  Ivory Coast
24 Borno 0.517  Togo
25 Kaduna 0.516  Togo
26 Taraba 0.506  Haiti,  Sudan
27 Adamawa 0.488  Ethiopia
28 Niger 0.488  Ethiopia
Kano 0.487  Ethiopia
30 Katsina 0.456  Mozambique
31 Bauchi 0.429  Burundi,  South Sudan
32 Zamfara 0.420  Burundi,  South Sudan
33 Jigawa 0.415  Chad
34 Gombe 0.412  Chad
35 Yobe 0.368  Somalia
36 Sokoto 0.340  Somalia
37 Kebbi 0.339  Somalia

List (2016, UNDP)

Nigerian states by Human Development Index as of 2016, including the Federal Capital Territory.[3]

Rank State HDI (2016) Longevity Index Education Index GNI per capita
(in USD)
1 Lagos 0.652 0.459 1.007 7,972
2 Federal Capital Territory 0.629 0.506 0.815 8,174
3 Bayelsa 0.591 0.475 0.926 3,441
4 Akwa Ibom 0.564 0.491 0.905 2,259
5 Ekiti 0.561 0.522 0.894 1,898
6 Delta 0.556 0.459 0.906 2,408
7 Cross River 0.551 0.538 0.857 1,720
8 Ogun 0.549 0.522 0.780 2,297
9 Rivers 0.542 0.427 0.922 2,264
10 Abia 0.541 0.506 0.881 1,629
10 Enugu 0.541 0.506 0.894 1,573
12 Edo 0.530 0.475 0.849 1,798
13 Imo 0.518 0.522 0.916 1,080
14 Osun 0.512 0.506 0.855 1,225
15 Kwara 0.511 0.506 0.697 1,910
 Nigeria 0.511 0.459 0.797 1,756
16 Nasarawa 0.506 0.475 0.786 1,562
17 Ondo 0.500 0.506 0.871 1,031
18 Anambra 0.471 0.443 0.921 860
19 Plateau 0.463 0.411 0.766 1,261
20 Benue 0.462 0.427 0.806 1,053
21 Taraba 0.461 0.427 0.755 1,178
22 Kogi 0.451 0.411 0.857 883
23 Oyo 0.440 0.491 0.683 851
24 Ebonyi 0.434 0.443 0.763 788
25 Adamawa 0.429 0.364 0.661 1,369
26 Kaduna 0.404 0.396 0.642 885
27 Gombe 0.401 0.443 0.492 1,113
28 Niger 0.399 0.475 0.560 772
29 Kebbi 0.382 0.506 0.396 988
30 Jigawa 0.360 0.427 0.431 841
31 Kano 0.359 0.427 0.496 676
32 Zamfara 0.339 0.475 0.424 575
33 Borno 0.328 0.364 0.587 475
34 Yobe 0.325 0.380 0.330 967
35 Bauchi 0.323 0.396 0.415 626
36 Katsina 0.303 0.459 0.440 400
37 Sokoto 0.291 0.475 0.334 448

References

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Subnational HDI - Global Data Lab". globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  2. ^ "Human Development Report 2019 – "Human Development Indices and Indicators"" (PDF). HDRO (Human Development Report Office) United Nations Development Programme. pp. 22–25. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  3. ^ "National Human Development Report 2018" (PDF).

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