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    Centre of Sociological Research


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    University of Szczecin (Poland)

    Széchenyi István University, (Hungary)

    Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)

    Alexander Dubcek University of Trencín (Slovak Republic)

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Relationship between the level of human development and institutional quality

Vol. 15, No 2, 2022

Olena Stryzhak


S. Kuznetz Kharkiv National University of Economic,

Kharkiv, Ukraine


ORCID 0000-0002-9367-9061


Relationship between the level of human development and institutional quality


Magdalena Tupa


Faculty of Social and Economic Relations,

A. Dubček University of Trenčín,



ORCID 0000-0003-4532-2292

Jaroslaw Rodzik


Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Poland


ORCID 0000-0001-8194-2291


Abstract. Implementation of the sustainable socio-economic development goals is an important task for any country, which is why researchers pay attention to the analysis of factors that influence development. Human development is one of the components of development in a wide context. The level of human development largely depends on the quality of the institutional environment in a society. The article examines the relationship between the human development level and the institutional environment quality. Human Development Index (HDI) and Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) are used. The analysis includes data for 188 countries for the period from 2017 to 2019. Three clusters are obtained as a result of cluster analysis. The Spearman Rank Order and Kendall Tau Correlations are calculated for each cluster. The link between HDI and WDI is found to be directly positive. Moreover, the strength of the relationship depends on the quality of indicators in groups of countries - the higher the quality of indicators, the stronger the link between them. The results are obtained using the Statistica application package.


Received: April, 2021

1st Revision: March, 2022

Accepted: June, 2022


DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2022/15-2/17

JEL ClassificationO15, D02, E02, H89

Keywords: human development, institutional environment, institutional environment of human development