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Encyclopedia > List of countries by Human Development Index

This talks about the countries in the Human Development Index, for information on the Human Development Index, please Click Here This page talks about Human Development Index, for other HDIs see HDI (disambiguation) World map indicating Human Development Index (2007). ...

World map indicating Human Development Index (2007)      0.950 and over      0.900–0.949      0.850–0.899      0.800–0.849      0.750–0.799      0.700–0.749      0.650–0.699      0.600–0.649      0.550–0.599      0.500–0.549      0.450–0.499      0.400–0.449      0.350–0.399      under 0.350      not available (Colour-blind compliant map) For red-green color vision problems.
World map indicating Human Development Index (2007)
     0.950 and over      0.900–0.949      0.850–0.899      0.800–0.849      0.750–0.799      0.700–0.749      0.650–0.699      0.600–0.649      0.550–0.599      0.500–0.549      0.450–0.499      0.400–0.449      0.350–0.399      under 0.350      not available
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This is a list of countries by Human Development Index as included in the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Report 2007/2008, compiled on the basis of 2005 data and published on November 27, 2007. It covers 175 UN member countries (out of 192), along with: Hong Kong (SAR of China) and PA-governed territories. 17 UN member countries are not included due to lack of data. The average HDI of regions of the World and groups of countries are also included for comparison. Image File history File links UN_Human_Development_Report_2007_(2). ... Image File history File links UN_Human_Development_Report_2007_(2). ... Image File history File links UN_Human_Development_Report_2007_(2)_CBC.svg‎ Source Adapted from Image:HDImap spectrum2006. ... The United Nations Development Programe (UNDP), the United Nations global development network, is the largest multilateral source of development assistance in the world. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... A map of UN member states and their dependent territories as recognized by the UN. Regions excluded: Antarctica (regulated by the Antarctic Treaty System), Vatican City (the Holy See is a UN observer), the Palestinian territories (Palestine, represented by the Palestine Liberation Organization, is a UN observer), and Western Sahara... Hong Kong (香港; Cantonese IPA: ; Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2; Yale: heūng góng; pinyin: Xiānggǎng; Wade-Giles: Hsiang-kang) is one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the Peoples Republic of China. ... This article is about the Palestinian territories as a geopolitical phenomenon. ...


The Human Development Index (HDI) is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, and standards of living for countries worldwide. It is a standard means of measuring well-being, especially child welfare. It is used to distinguish whether the country is a developed, a developing, or an under-developed country, and also to measure the impact of economic policies on quality of life. The index was developed in 1990 by Pakistani economist Mahbub ul Haq and Indian economist Amartya Sen.[1] This article is about the measure of remaining life. ... The traditional definition of literacy is considered to be the ability to read and write, or the ability to use language to read, write, listen, and speak. ... The standard of living refers to the quality and quantity of goods and services available to people and the way these services and goods are distributed within a population. ... This article describes a type of political entity. ... The well-being or quality of life of a population is an important concern in economics and political science. ... In the United States, the term child welfare is used to describe a set of government services designed to protect children and encourage family stability. ... World map indicating Human Development Index (as of 2004). ...  High human development Medium human development Low human development Unavailable (colour-blind compliant map)   Developing countries not listed as least developed countries or as newly industrialized countries, in their respective articles. ... Map of the Least Developed Countries as defined by the United Nations Least Developed Countries (LDCs or Fourth World countries) are countries which according to the United Nations exhibit the lowest indicators of socioeconomic development, with the lowest Human Development Index ratings of all countries in the world. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... Mahbub ul Haq (February 22, 1934 - July 16, 1998) was an influential Pakistani economist. ... Amartya Kumar Sen CH (Hon) (Bengali: Ômorto Kumar Shen) (born 3 November 1933), is an Indian economist, philosopher, and a winner of the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences (Nobel Prize for Economics) in 1998, for his contributions to welfare economics for his work on famine, human development theory...


Countries fall into three broad categories based on their HDI: high, medium, and low human development.

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Complete list of countries

  • = increase in 2005 data (published in 2007) - compared to 2004 data (published in 2006).
  • = 2005 data (published in 2007) remained the same as the 2004 data (published in 2006).
  • = decrease in 2005 data (published in 2007) - compared to 2004 data (published in 2006).
  • Similar HDI values in the current list do not lead to ranking ties since the HDI rank is actually determined using HDI values to the sixth decimal point.

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Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
1 (1)  Iceland 0.968
2 (1)  Norway 0.968
3 (0)  Australia 0.962
4 (2)  Canada 0.961
5 (1)  Ireland 0.959
6 (1)  Sweden 0.956
7 (2)  Switzerland 0.955
8 (1)  Japan 0.953
9 (1)  Netherlands 0.953
10 (6)  France 0.952
11 (0)  Finland 0.952
12 (4)  United States 0.951
13 (6)  Spain 0.949
14 (1)  Denmark 0.949
15 (1) Flag of Austria Austria 0.948
16 (2) Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom 0.946
17 (4) Flag of Belgium Belgium 0.946
18 (6) Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 0.944
19 (1)  New Zealand 0.943
20 (3) Flag of Italy Italy 0.941
21 (1)  Hong Kong 0.937
22 (1) Flag of Germany Germany 0.935
23 (0)  Israel 0.932
24 (0) Flag of Greece Greece 0.926
25 (0)  Singapore 0.922
26 (0)  South Korea 0.921
27 (0) Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 0.917
28 (1) Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 0.903
29 (1) Flag of Portugal Portugal 0.897
30 (4)  Brunei 0.894
31 (0)  Barbados 0.892
32 (2) Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 0.891
33 (0)  Kuwait 0.891
34 (2)  Malta 0.878
35 (11)  Qatar 0.875
Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
36 (1)  Hungary 0.874
37 (0)  Poland 0.870
38 (2)  Argentina 0.869
39 (10)  United Arab Emirates 0.868
40 (2)  Chile 0.867
41 (2)  Bahrain 0.866
42 (0)  Slovakia 0.863
43 (2)  Lithuania 0.862
44 (4)  Estonia 0.860
45 (0)  Latvia 0.855
46 (3)  Uruguay 0.852
47 (3)  Croatia 0.850
48 (0)  Costa Rica 0.846
49 (3)  Bahamas 0.845
50 (3)  Seychelles 0.843
51 (1)  Cuba 0.838
52 (1)  Mexico 0.829
53 (1)  Bulgaria 0.824
54 (3)  Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.821
55 (0)  Tonga 0.819
56 (8)  Libya 0.818
57 (2)  Antigua and Barbuda 0.815
58 (2)  Oman 0.814
59 (2)  Trinidad and Tobago 0.814
60 (0)  Romania 0.813
61 (15)  Saudi Arabia 0.812
62 (4)  Panama 0.812
63 (2)  Malaysia 0.811
64 (3)  Belarus 0.804
65 (2)  Mauritius 0.804
66 (4)  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.803
67 (2)  Russia 0.802
68 (5)  Albania 0.801
69 (3) FYR Macedonia 0.801
70 (1)  Brazil 0.800

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Medium

Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
71 (3)  Dominica 0.798
72 (1)  Saint Lucia 0.795
73 (6)  Kazakhstan 0.794
74 (2)  Venezuela 0.792
75 (5)  Colombia 0.791
76 (1)  Ukraine 0.788
77 (2)  Samoa 0.785
78 (4)  Thailand 0.781
79 (15)  Dominican Republic 0.779
80 (15)  Belize 0.778
81 (0)  People's Republic of China[2] 0.777
82 (3)  Grenada 0.777
83 (3)  Armenia 0.775
84 (8)  Turkey 0.775
85 (4)  Suriname 0.774
86 (0)  Jordan 0.773
87 (5)  Peru 0.773
88 (10)  Lebanon 0.772
89 (6)  Ecuador 0.772
90 (6)  Philippines 0.771
91 (4)  Tunisia 0.766
92 (2)  Fiji 0.762
93 (5)  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.761
94 (2)  Iran 0.759
95 (4)  Paraguay 0.755
96 (1)  Georgia 0.754
97 (6)  Guyana 0.750
98 (1)  Azerbaijan 0.746
99 (6)  Sri Lanka 0.743
100 (2)  Maldives 0.741
101 (3)  Jamaica 0.736
102 (4)  Cape Verde 0.736
103 (2)  El Salvador 0.735
104 (2)  Algeria 0.733
105 (4)  Vietnam 0.733
106 (6)  Palestinian Authority 0.731
107 (1)  Indonesia 0.728
108 (1)  Syria 0.724
109 (4)  Turkmenistan 0.713
110 (2)  Nicaragua 0.710
111 (3)  Moldova 0.708
112 (1)  Egypt 0.708
Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
113 (0)  Uzbekistan 0.702
114 (2)  Mongolia 0.700
115 (2)  Honduras 0.700
116 (6)  Kyrgyzstan 0.696
117 (2)  Bolivia 0.695
118 (0)  Guatemala 0.689
119 (5)  Gabon 0.677
120 (1)  Vanuatu 0.674
121 (0)  South Africa 0.674
122 (0)  Tajikistan 0.673
123 (4)  São Tomé and Príncipe 0.654
124 (7)  Botswana 0.654
125 (0)  Namibia 0.650
126 (3)  Morocco 0.646
127 (7)  Equatorial Guinea 0.642
128 (2)  India 0.619
129 (1)  Solomon Islands 0.602
130 (3)  Laos 0.601
131 (2)  Cambodia 0.598
132 (2)  Burma 0.583
133 (2)  Bhutan 0.579
134 (2)  Comoros 0.561
135 (1)  Ghana 0.553
136 (2)  Pakistan 0.551
137 (16)  Mauritania 0.550
138 (11)  Lesotho 0.549
139 (1)  Congo[3] 0.548
140 (3)  Bangladesh 0.547
141 (5)  Swaziland 0.547
142 (4)  Nepal 0.534
143 (0)  Madagascar 0.533
144 (0)  Cameroon 0.532
145 (6)  Papua New Guinea 0.530
146 (8)  Haiti 0.529
147 (6)  Sudan 0.526
148 (4)  Kenya 0.521
149 (1)  Djibouti 0.516
150 (8)  Timor-Leste 0.514
151 (0)  Zimbabwe 0.513
152 (5)  Togo 0.512
153 (3)  Yemen 0.508
154 (9)  Uganda 0.505
155 (0)  Gambia 0.502

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Image File history File links Flag_of_Algeria. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vietnam. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Palestine. ... “Palestinian government” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Syria. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkmenistan. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nicaragua. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Moldova. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uzbekistan. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mongolia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Honduras. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kyrgyzstan. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bolivia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guatemala. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Gabon. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vanuatu. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tajikistan. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sao_Tome_and_Principe. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Botswana. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Namibia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Equatorial_Guinea. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Solomon_Islands. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Laos. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cambodia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Myanmar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bhutan. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Comoros. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mauritania. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lesotho. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_the_Congo. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bangladesh. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Swaziland. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nepal. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Madagascar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Papua_New_Guinea. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Haiti. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sudan. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kenya. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Djibouti. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_East_Timor. ... Motto: Unidade, Acção, Progresso (Portuguese: Unity, Action, Progress) Anthem: Pátria Capital (and largest city) Dili Official languages Tetum and Portuguese1 Government Republic  -  President José Ramos Horta  -  Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão Independence from Portugal2   -  Declared November 28, 1975   -  Recognized May 20, 2002  Area  -  Total 15,410 km² (158th... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zimbabwe. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Togo. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Yemen. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uganda. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_The_Gambia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Low

Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
156 (0)  Senegal 0.499
157 (0)  Eritrea 0.483
158 (1)  Nigeria 0.470
159 (3)  Tanzania 0.467
160 (0)  Guinea 0.456
161 (3)  Rwanda 0.452
162 (1)  Angola 0.446
163 (0)  Benin 0.437
164 (2)  Malawi 0.437
165 (0)  Zambia 0.434
166 (2) Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) 0.432
Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
167 (2)  Burundi 0.413
168 (1)  Democratic Republic of the Congo[4] 0.411
169 (1)  Ethiopia 0.406
170 (1)  Chad 0.388
171 (1)  Central African Republic 0.384
172 (4)  Mozambique 0.384
173 (2)  Mali 0.380
174 (3)  Niger 0.374
175 (2)  Guinea-Bissau 0.374
176 (2)  Burkina Faso 0.370
177 (1)  Sierra Leone 0.336

Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Senegal. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Eritrea. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tanzania. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guinea. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Rwanda. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Angola. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Benin. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malawi. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zambia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Côte dIvoire (often called Ivory Coast in English; see below about the name) is a country in West Africa. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Burundi. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ethiopia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chad. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Central_African_Republic. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mozambique. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mali. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Niger. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guinea-Bissau. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Burkina_Faso. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sierra_Leone. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Not calculated by the UN

Country HDI Year of publication
 Republic of China (Taiwan)[5] 0.925 2006 (compiled on the basis of 2004 data)
 Macau SAR, China[6] 0.909 2006 (compiled on the basis of 2004 data)
 Montenegro[7] 0.799 2005 (compiled on the basis of 2004 data)

List of countries by Continents

Americas

10 highest HDIs Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Macau. ... For other uses, see Macau (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Montenegro. ... This article is about the country in Europe. ...

Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
High
1 (0)  Canada 0.961
2 (0)  United States 0.951
3 (0)  Barbados 0.892
4 (0)  Argentina 0.869
5 (0)  Chile 0.867
6 (0)  Uruguay 0.852
7 (0)  Costa Rica 0.846
8 (2)  Bahamas 0.845
9 (1)  Cuba 0.838
10 (1)  Mexico 0.829

10 lowest HDIs Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Barbados. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Costa_Rica. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Bahamas. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
Medium
1 (0)  Haiti 0.529
2 (0)  Guatemala 0.689
3 (1)  Bolivia 0.695
4 (1)  Honduras 0.700
5 (0)  Nicaragua 0.710
6 (2)  El Salvador 0.735
7 (1)  Jamaica 0.736
8 (1)  Guyana 0.750
9 (2)  Paraguay 0.755
10 (2)  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.761

Africa

10 highest HDIs Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Haiti. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guatemala. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bolivia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Honduras. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nicaragua. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_El_Salvador. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guyana. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
High
1 (0)  Seychelles 0.843
2 (1)  Libya 0.818
3 (1)  Mauritius 0.804
Medium
4 (0)  Tunisia 0.766
5 (1)  Cape Verde 0.736
6 (1)  Algeria 0.733
7 (0)  Egypt 0.708
8 (3)  Gabon 0.677
9 (0)  South Africa 0.674
10 (3)  São Tomé and Príncipe 0.654

10 lowest HDIs Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Seychelles. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Libya. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mauritius. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tunisia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cape_Verde. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Algeria. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Gabon. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sao_Tome_and_Principe. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
Low
1 (1)  Sierra Leone 0.336
2 (2)  Burkina Faso 0.370
3 (2)  Guinea-Bissau 0.374
4 (3)  Niger 0.374
5 (2)  Mali 0.380
6 (4)  Mozambique 0.384
7 (1)  Central African Republic 0.384
8 (1)  Chad 0.388
9 (1)  Ethiopia 0.406
10 (1)  Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.411

Asia and Pacific

10 highest HDIs Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sierra_Leone. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Burkina_Faso. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guinea-Bissau. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Niger. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mali. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mozambique. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Central_African_Republic. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chad. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ethiopia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
High
1 (0)  Australia 0.962
2 (0)  Japan 0.953
3 (0)  New Zealand 0.943
4 (0)  Hong Kong 0.937
5 (0)  Israel 0.932
6 (0)  Singapore 0.922
7 (0)  South Korea 0.921
8 (1)  Brunei 0.894
9 (1)  Kuwait 0.891
10 (4)  Qatar 0.875

10 lowest HDIs Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brunei. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Qatar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
Medium
1 (0)  Yemen 0.508
2 (0)  Timor-Leste 0.514
3 (0)  Papua New Guinea 0.530
4 (0)  Nepal 0.534
5 (0)  Bangladesh 0.547
6 (1)  Pakistan 0.551
7 (1)  Bhutan 0.579
8 (1)  Burma 0.583
9 (1)  Cambodia 0.598
10 (2)  Laos 0.601

Europe

10 highest HDIs Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Yemen. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_East_Timor. ... Motto: Unidade, Acção, Progresso (Portuguese: Unity, Action, Progress) Anthem: Pátria Capital (and largest city) Dili Official languages Tetum and Portuguese1 Government Republic  -  President José Ramos Horta  -  Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão Independence from Portugal2   -  Declared November 28, 1975   -  Recognized May 20, 2002  Area  -  Total 15,410 km² (158th... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Papua_New_Guinea. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nepal. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bangladesh. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bhutan. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Myanmar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cambodia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Laos. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
High
1 (1)  Iceland 0.968
2 (1)  Norway 0.968
3 (0)  Ireland 0.959
4 (0)  Sweden 0.956
5 (0)  Switzerland 0.955
6 (0)  Netherlands 0.953
7 (5)  France 0.952
8 (1)  Finland 0.952
9 (6)  Spain 0.949
10 (1)  Denmark 0.949

10 lowest HDIs[8] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iceland. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Straight_Line_Steady. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
Medium
1 (0)  Moldova 0.708
2 (0)  Ukraine 0.788
High
3 (2) FYR Macedonia 0.801
4 (1)  Albania 0.801
5 (2)  Russia 0.802
6 (2)  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.803
7 (2)  Belarus 0.804
8 (0)  Romania 0.813
9 (1)  Bulgaria 0.824
10 (2)  Croatia 0.850

HDI by Regions & Groups

Rank Region or Group HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
High HDI
1 (0) OECD 0.916
2 (0) Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS 0.808
3 (0) Latin America and the Caribbean 0.803
Medium HDI
4 (0) East Asia and the Pacific 0.771
- - World 0.743
5 (0) Arab states 0.699
6 (0) Developing countries 0.691
7 (0) South Asia 0.611
Low HDI
8 (0) Sub-Saharan Africa 0.493
9 (0) Least Developed Countries 0.488
Rank Group HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
- - High Human Development 0.897
- - Medium Human Development 0.698
- - Low Human Development 0.436
- - High income 0.936
- - Middle income 0.776
- - Low income 0.570

Unavailable data

Year Country HDI
in the UN last report
2005 (published in 2007) Year of the last country report
- (1993)  Afghanistan 0.229
- (1997)  Andorra 0.944
- (1998)  Greenland 0.927
- (1999)  Iraq 0.567
- (1998)  Kiribati 0.515
- (1993)  Liberia 0.311
- (1997)  Liechtenstein 0.946
- (1998)  Marshall Islands 0.563
- (1998)  Federated States of Micronesia 0.569
- (1997)  Monaco 0.946
Year Country HDI
in the UN last report
2005 (published in 2007) Year of the last country report
- (1998)  Nauru 0.663
- (1995)  North Korea 0.766
- (1998)  Palau 0.861
- (1998)  Puerto Rico 0.942
- (1997)  San Marino 0.944
- (2002)  Serbia 0.772
- (1993)  Somalia 0.221
- (1998)  Tuvalu 0.583
- -  Vatican City N/A

Notes

  1. ^ About HDRO. United Nations Development Programme (2006). Retrieved on 2006-10-30.
  2. ^ Includes data for mainland People's Republic of China excludes Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) (separately ranked) Macau SAR and the Republic of China (Taiwan)
  3. ^ Also known as Congo-Brazzaville and previously simply as Congo.
  4. ^ Also known as Congo-Kinshasa.
  5. ^ As the UN does not recognize the Republic of China (ROC) as a state, the HDI report does not include data for "Taiwan, Province of China" (the term used by the UN to refer to the domain of the Republic of China; see Political status of Taiwan). The ROC's government calculated its HDI as of 2004 to be 0.925 based on the following data: life expectancy of 77.5 years; adult literacy rate of 97.2%; combined gross enrollment rate of 99%; and GDP per capita (PPP) of US$26,241. If it were included in the UN's HDI figures as of 2004, the ROC would rank 24th (behind Israel and in front of Greece). National Statistics, R.O.C. (Taiwan) (Chinese). Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (2004). Retrieved on 2007-01-16.
  6. ^ The UN did not calculate the HDI of Macau. The government of Macau calculates its own HDI as of 2004 as 0.909. If it were included in the UN's HDI figures as of 2004, Macau would rank 25th (behind Greece and in front of Singapore). 2006 Macao in Figures (English). Statistics and Census Service, Macau SAR (2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-02.
  7. ^ The Institute for Strategic Studies and Prognoses (ISSP), in Podgorica, issued a study on Montenegro in collaboration with the UNDP. Human development report for Montenegro.
  8. ^ This list includes territories located wholly in Europe, including Belarus (which is not a member of the Council of Europe). This list does not include Asian members of the council of Europe, e.g. Armenia, nor transcontinental territories - located partly in Asia, e.g. Kazakhstan (which is not a member of the Council of Europe), Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation, and Turkey (members of the Council of Europe).

See also

References

  • Human Development Report 2007/2008. United Nations Development Programme (2007). Retrieved on 2007-11-27.

External links

  • Archive of previous global reports.

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