In the 2009 HDI rank Cuba was #51 and the United States was #13.It seems odd that they were able to find data for income for Cuba in 2009 but not 2010, i wonder what was different. Why does the World Bank not calculate Cuba's GDP(PPP)? I'm guessing its a long standing political thing, but seems silly to exclude statistical information about a particular country when the organization is supposed to cover all economies of the world.
Even though this is a little off topic from Cuba, I was wondering the implications of different HDI's within various regions of a nation (especially among the US states) and how that all plays out. There is actually an American Human Development Index, which displays tons of data that separates the best-off from the worst-off in various states according to racial and ethnic groups. Race plays such a large role in determining the HDI of a group within this nation, the disparities are quite shocking.http://www.measureofamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/A_Century_Apart.pdfFor example, Asian Americans in New Jersey live 26 years longer, are 11 times more likely to have a graduate degree and earn $35,610 more per year than South Dakota Native Americans. Quite a discrepancy. Really solid info though-gathered by the Social Science Research Council.