This simulator is for advanced users who have an understanding of the indices and have reviewed their country's ranking in those indices. The Index Simulator allows you to imagine how a change in your country's performance in an index KPI would alter its overall ranking, and to select other countries for comparison.
South Africa is an upper middle income country. It has a GDP per capita of around 6994.21 USD (2021) and HDI value of 0.71 (2019)
The Development Challenges Index measures shortfalls in three key dimensions, namely (i) quality-adjusted human development, (ii) environmental sustainability and (iii) governance. This index offers an analytical toolkit that could trigger policy dialogue to address these challenges at the global, regional and national levels.