Human Development Index   

For a multidisciplinary understanding of the (Western) Balkan region very usefull information offers the HDI / HDI. 

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) compiles the Human Development Index (HDI) of 191 nations in the annual Human Development Report. The index considers the healtheducationincome and living conditions in a given country to provide a measure of human development which is comparable between countries and over time