As the development cable model (right) shows, development is a multi-faceted process
At its core is economic development, but to achieve real progress social, political, environmental and personal development is also needed.
Recognising the complex nature of development is why development is often measured using an , which combines a range of data
Indices are considered more accurate than single data points such as GDP per capita.
Life expectancy at birth + Literacy rate + Enrolment rate + GDP per capita PPP
Life expectancy + Literacy rate + Infant Mortality rate