Human Development Index 2000

Highlights of the Report of the
2000 Philippine Human Development Index
Posted 21 Jan. 2003

State of Philippine Human Development Improving in 2000

The country’s state of human development improved in 2000 as human development index stood at 0.656, or 0.027 points higher than the 1997 computed index.of 0.629.  All component indices grew in 2000 but the most remarkable progress was noted in income index.

The Philippine HDI, LEI, EI and II, 1994, 1997 and 2000

Index 2000 1997 1994 Difference
2000-1997 1997-1994
HDI 0.656 0.629 0.627 0.027 0.002
LEI 0.732 0.717 0.707 0.015 0.010
EI 0.840 0.835 0.812 0.005 0.023
II 0.394 0.336 0.361 0.058 (0.025)

Note:
LEI – Life Expectancy Index
EI – Education Index
II – Income Index

Source: National Statistical Coordination Board

Bulacan, Highest Ranking in 2000 HDI

In 2000, Bulacan enjoyed the highest HDI at 0.760.  It rose to the top rank in 2000 from ranking fourth in 1994 and 1997 and also recorded the biggest growth from 1997 to 2000 at 8.3 percent.  Next in line was Bataan, 0.746; and Cavite, 0.735.  Table 2 shows the top ranking provinces in 2000 along with their ranks in 1997 and 1994:

Table 2.  The Top Ten Provinces in HDI, 2000

Province 2000 1997 1994 Percent Change
HDI Rank HDI Rank HDI Rank 2000-1997 1997-1994
Bulacan 0.760 1 0.702 4 0.727 4 8.3 (3.4)
Bataan 0.746 2 0.727 1 0.653 8 2.6 11.3
Cavite 0.735 3 0.724 2 0.782 1 1.5 (7.4)
Rizal 0.733 4 0.693 5 0.730 3 5.8 (5.1)
Batanes 0.717 5 0.713 3 0.760 2 0.5 (6.2)
Laguna 0.709 6 0.676 7 0.721 5 4.8 (6.2)
Ilocos Norte 0.684 7 0.646 9 0.623 12 5.8 3.7
Batangas 0.683 8 0.684 6 0.672 6 (0.1) 1.8
Pampanga 0.665 9 0.648 8 0.664 7 2.6 (2.4)
Isabela 0.649 10 0.626 10 0.624 10 3.6 0.3

Source: National Statistical Coordination Board

Sulu, Lagging in 2000 HDI

At the bottom end of the HDI ladder in 2000 was Sulu (Table 3), and was also the most lagging province in 1997 and 1994.  Among the ten lagging provinces, Tawi-Tawi and Basilan experienced a worsening of their state of human development in 2000 as    Tawi-Tawi’s HDI declined by 9.3 percent from its index in 1997 and Basilan, by 3.3 percent.  Also, of the bottom 10 provinces, 8 were in Mindanao; one in Visayas (Western Samar); and one in Luzon (Ifugao).

Table 3.  The Bottom Ten Provinces, 2000

Province 2000 1997 1994 Percent Change
HDI Rank HDI Rank HDI Rank 2000- 1997 1997- 1994
Sulu 0.351 77 0.336 77 0.357 76 4.3 (5.9)
Tawi-Tawi 0.390 76 0.430 74 0.387 75 (9.3) 11.1
Basilan 0.425 75 0.439 73 0.423 73 (3.3) 3.8
Ifugao 0.461 74 0.452 72 0.406 74 1.9 11.3
Maguindanao 0.461 73 0.416 75 0.449 71 10.8 (7.3)
Lanao del Sur 0.464 72 0.415 76 0.442 72 11.8 (6.1)
Agusan del Sur 0.482 71 0.482 70 0.459 70 5.0
Samar 0.511 70 0.493 67 0.462 67 3.6 6.7
Lanao del Norte 0.512 69 0.470 71 0.473 65 8.8 (0.6)
Sarangani 0.516 68 0.494 66 0.529 46 4.5 (6.6)

Source: National Statistical Coordination Board

Note: The number of provinces in 1997 and 2000 was 77 due to the splitting of the province of Kalinga-Apayao into Kalinga and  Apayao in 1997.

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