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The factors which are used to measure the level of human development are known as Human Development Indicators. Human development is the process of making the living standard of human beings better. Its basic objective is to make each and every individual physically healthy, mentally alert, economically sound and socially civilized. Some major indicators are as follows:

1. PCI (Per Capita Income)
The level of human development is determined on the basis of the level of PCI of a country. The level of human development will be higher in those countries where PCI is higher and vice-versa. Thus, the level of PCI determines the level of human development.

2. Life expectancy:
The level of human development can be measured on the basis of the level of life expectancy of the people of a country. Life expectation is determined by the availability of nutritional diet, the level of health facilities, living standard, etc. The higher level of life expectation shows a higher level of human development and vice-versa.

3. Educational attainment:
There is a direct relationship between the level of education and living standard of people. If the literacy rate, school enrollment rate, and average time of schooling are high, the level of human development and vice-versa.

4. Fulfillment of basic needs:
Fooding, housing, clothing, education, health services, etc. are the basic needs of people. The higher level of their availability shows a higher level of human development and vice-versa.

5. Level of Human Right:
At present, the level of human right is also considered as an indicator of human development. If the level of human rights is high, the level of human development will be high and vice-versa.