List of countries by Human Development Index

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This is a list of countries by Human Development Index as included in the United Nations Development Program's Human Development Report 2007/2008, compiled on the basis of 2005 data and published in Brasília, Brazil, on November 27, 2007. It covers 175 U.N. member countries (out of 192), along with: Hong Kong (SAR of China) and PA-governed territories. 17 U.N. 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. 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]

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

Contents

Complete list of countries

  • Green Arrow Up (Darker).png = increase.
  • Straight Line Steady.svg = steady.
  • Red Arrow Down.svg = decrease.
  • 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.
  • The number in brackets represents the number of ranks the country has climbed (up or down) since the 2004 survey.

High

Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
1 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (1) Flag of Iceland Iceland Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.968
2 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Norway Norway Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.968
3 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Australia Australia Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.962
4 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (2) Flag of Canada Canada Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.961
5 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Republic of Ireland Ireland Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.959
6 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Sweden Sweden Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.956
7 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (2) Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.955
8 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Japan Japan Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.953
9 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (1) Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.953
10 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (6) Flag of France France Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.952
11 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Finland Finland Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.952
12 Red Arrow Down.svg (4) Flag of United States United States Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.951
13 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (6) Flag of Spain Spain Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.949
14 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (1) Flag of Denmark Denmark Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.949
15 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Austria Austria Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.948
16 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (2) Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.946
17 Red Arrow Down.svg (4) Flag of Belgium Belgium Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.946
18 Red Arrow Down.svg (6) Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Red Arrow Down.svg 0.945
19 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (1) Flag of New Zealand New Zealand Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.943
20 Red Arrow Down.svg (3) Flag of Italy Italy Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.941
21 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (1) Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.937
22 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Germany Germany Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.935
23 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Israel Israel Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.932
24 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Greece Greece Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.926
25 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Singapore Singapore Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.922
26 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of South Korea South Korea Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.921
27 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.917
28 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (1) Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Straight Line Steady.svg 0.903
29 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Portugal Portugal Red Arrow Down.svg 0.897
30 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (4) Flag of Brunei Brunei Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.894
31 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Barbados Barbados Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.892
32 Red Arrow Down.svg (2) Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.891
33 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Kuwait Kuwait Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.891
34 Red Arrow Down.svg (2) Flag of Malta Malta Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.878
35 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (11) Flag of Qatar Qatar Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.875
Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
36 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Hungary Hungary Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.874
37 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Poland Poland Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.870
38 Red Arrow Down.svg (2) Flag of Argentina Argentina Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.869
39 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (10) Flag of United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.868
40 Red Arrow Down.svg (2) Flag of Chile Chile Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.867
41 Red Arrow Down.svg (2) Flag of Bahrain Bahrain Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.866
42 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.863
43 Red Arrow Down.svg (2) Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.862
44 Red Arrow Down.svg (4) Flag of Estonia Estonia Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.860
45 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Latvia Latvia Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.855
46 Red Arrow Down.svg (3) Flag of Uruguay Uruguay Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.852
47 Red Arrow Down.svg (3) Flag of Croatia Croatia Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.850
48 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.846
49 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (3) Flag of The Bahamas Bahamas Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.845
50 Red Arrow Down.svg (3) Flag of Seychelles Seychelles Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.843
51 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Cuba Cuba Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.838
52 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (1) Flag of Mexico Mexico Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.829
53 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (1) Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.824
54 Red Arrow Down.svg (3) Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis Red Arrow Down.svg 0.821
55 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Tonga Tonga Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.819
56 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (8) Flag of Libya Libya Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.818
57 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (2) Flag of Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.815
58 Red Arrow Down.svg (2) Flag of Oman Oman Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.814
59 Red Arrow Down.svg (2) Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.814
60 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Romania Romania Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.813
61 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (15) Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.812
62 Red Arrow Down.svg (4) Flag of Panama Panama Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.812
63 Red Arrow Down.svg (2) Flag of Malaysia Malaysia Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.811
64 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (1) Flag of Brazil Brazil Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.807
65 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (3) Flag of Belarus Belarus Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.804
66 Red Arrow Down.svg (2) Flag of Mauritius Mauritius Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.804
67 Red Arrow Down.svg (4) Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.803
68 Red Arrow Down.svg (2) Flag of Russia Russia Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.802
69 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (5) Flag of Albania Albania Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.801
70 Red Arrow Down.svg (3) Flag of Republic of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.801

Medium

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

Low

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

Not calculated by the UN

Country HDI Year of publication
Flag of Republic of China Republic of China (Taiwan)[5] 0.932 2007 (compiled on the basis of 2005 data)
Flag of Macau Macau[6] 0.909 2006 (compiled on the basis of 2004 data)
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro[7] 0.799 2005 (compiled on the basis of 2004 data)
Flag of Serbia Serbia[8] na na

List of countries by continents

Americas

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
High
1 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Canada Canada Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.961
2 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of United States United States Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.951
3 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Barbados Barbados Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.892
4 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Argentina Argentina Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.869
5 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Chile Chile Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.867
6 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Uruguay Uruguay Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.852
7 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.846
8 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (2) Flag of The Bahamas Bahamas Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.845
9 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Cuba Cuba Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.838
10 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (1) Flag of Mexico Mexico Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.829

10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
Medium
1 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Haiti Haiti Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.529
2 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Guatemala Guatemala Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.689
3 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Bolivia Bolivia Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.695
4 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (1) Flag of Honduras Honduras Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.700
5 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.710
6 Red Arrow Down.svg (2) Flag of El Salvador El Salvador Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.735
7 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (1) Flag of Jamaica Jamaica Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.736
8 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (1) Flag of Guyana Guyana Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.750
9 Red Arrow Down.svg (2) Flag of Paraguay Paraguay Red Arrow Down.svg 0.755
10 Red Arrow Down.svg (2) Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.761

Africa

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
High
1 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Seychelles Seychelles Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.843
2 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (1) Flag of Libya Libya Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.818
3 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Mauritius Mauritius Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.804
Medium
4 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Tunisia Tunisia Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.766
5 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (1) Flag of Cape Verde Cape Verde Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.736
6 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Algeria Algeria Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.733
7 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Egypt Egypt Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.708
8 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (3) Flag of Gabon Gabon Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.677
9 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of South Africa South Africa Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.674
10 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (3) Flag of São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.654

10 lowest HDIs

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

Asia-Pacific

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
High
1 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Australia Australia Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.962
2 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Japan Japan Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.953
3 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of New Zealand New Zealand Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.943
4 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.937
5 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Israel Israel Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.932
6 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Singapore Singapore Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.922
7 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of South Korea South Korea Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.921
8 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (1) Flag of Brunei Brunei Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.894
9 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Kuwait Kuwait Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.891
10 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (4) Flag of Qatar Qatar Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.875

10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
Medium
1 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Yemen Yemen Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.508
2 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of East Timor East Timor Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.514
3 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.530
4 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Nepal Nepal Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.534
5 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.547
6 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.551
7 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (1) Flag of Bhutan Bhutan Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.579
8 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Myanmar Myanmar Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.583
9 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Cambodia Cambodia Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.598
10 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (2) Flag of Laos Laos Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.601

Europe

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
High
1 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (1) Flag of Iceland Iceland Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.968
2 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Norway Norway Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.968
3 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Republic of Ireland Ireland Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.959
4 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Sweden Sweden Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.956
5 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.955
6 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.953
7 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (5) Flag of France France Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.952
8 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Finland Finland Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.952
9 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (6) Flag of Spain Spain Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.949
10 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (1) Flag of Denmark Denmark Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.949

10 lowest HDIs[9]

Rank Country HDI
in 2005 (published in 2007)
2005 data (published in 2007) Change compared to 2004 data (published in 2006)
Medium
1 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Moldova Moldova Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.708
2 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.788
High
3 Red Arrow Down.svg (2) Flag of Republic of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.801
4 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (1) Flag of Albania Albania Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.801
5 Red Arrow Down.svg (2) Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.803
6 Green Arrow Up (Darker).png (2) Flag of Belarus Belarus Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.804
7 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Romania Romania Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.813
8 Red Arrow Down.svg (1) Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.824
9 Red Arrow Down.svg (2) Flag of Croatia Croatia Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.850
10 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Flag of Latvia Latvia Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.855

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 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) OECD Red Arrow Down.svg 0.916
2 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.808
3 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Latin America and the Caribbean Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.803
Medium HDI
4 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) East Asia and the Pacific Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.771
- - World Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.743
5 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) ASEAN Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.742
6 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Arab states Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.699
7 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Developing countries Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.691
8 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) South Asia Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.611
Low HDI
9 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Sub-Saharan Africa Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.493
10 Straight Line Steady.svg (0) Least Developed Countries Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 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 Red Arrow Down.svg 0.897
- - Medium Human Development Red Arrow Down.svg 0.698
- - Low Human Development Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.436
- - High income Red Arrow Down.svg 0.936
- - Middle income Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.776
- - Low income Green Arrow Up (Darker).png 0.570

Unavailable data

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

Historical data

Rank (2005) Country 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005
1 Iceland 0.868 0.890 0.899 0.918 0.923 0.947 0.968
2 Norway 0.870 0.889 0.900 0.913 0.938 0.958 0.968
3 Australia 0.851 0.868 0.880 0.894 0.934 0.949 0.962
4 Canada 0.873 0.888 0.911 0.931 0.936 0.946 0.961
5 Ireland 0.823 0.835 0.851 0.875 0.898 0.931 0.959
6 Sweden 0.872 0.882 0.893 0.904 0.935 0.952 0.956
7 Switzerland 0.883 0.895 0.902 0.915 0.926 0.946 0.955
8 Japan 0.861 0.886 0.899 0.916 0.929 0.941 0.953
9 Netherlands 0.873 0.885 0.899 0.914 0.934 0.947 0.953
10 France 0.856 0.872 0.884 0.907 0.925 0.938 0.952
11 Finland 0.846 0.866 0.884 0.906 0.918 0.940 0.952
12 United States 0.870 0.890 0.904 0.919 0.931 0.942 0.951
13 Spain 0.846 0.863 0.877 0.896 0.914 0.932 0.949
14 Denmark 0.875 0.883 0.890 0.898 0.916 0.935 0.949
15 Austria 0.848 0.862 0.876 0.899 0.918 0.938 0.948
16 United Kingdom 0.853 0.860 0.870 0.890 0.929 0.931 0.946
17 Belgium 0.852 0.869 0.883 0.903 0.931 0.943 0.946
18 Luxembourg 0.836 0.850 0.863 0.890 0.913 0.929 0.944
19 New Zealand 0.854 0.860 0.871 0.880 0.908 0.927 0.943
20 Italy 0.845 0.861 0.869 0.892 0.910 0.926 0.941
21 Hong Kong 0.763 0.803 0.830 0.865 0.886 0.919 0.937
22 Germany .. 0.863 0.871 0.890 0.913 0.928 0.935
23 Israel 0.805 0.830 0.850 0.869 0.891 0.918 0.932
24 Greece 0.841 0.856 0.869 0.877 0.882 0.897 0.926
25 Singapore 0.729 0.762 0.789 0.827 0.865 .. 0.922
26 Korea (Republic of) 0.713 0.747 0.785 0.825 0.861 0.892 0.921
27 Slovenia .. .. .. 0.851 0.857 0.891 0.917
28 Cyprus .. 0.809 0.828 0.851 0.870 0.893 0.903
29 Portugal 0.793 0.807 0.829 0.855 0.885 0.904 0.897
30 Brunei Darussalam .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.894
31 Barbados .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.892
32 Czech Republic .. .. .. 0.845 0.854 0.866 0.891
33 Kuwait 0.771 0.789 0.794 .. 0.826 0.855 0.891
34 Malta 0.738 0.772 0.799 0.833 0.857 0.877 0.878
35 Qatar .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.875
36 Hungary 0.786 0.801 0.813 0.813 0.817 0.845 0.874
37 Poland .. .. .. 0.806 0.822 0.852 0.870
38 Argentina 0.790 0.804 0.811 0.813 0.836 0.862 0.869
39 United Arab Emirates 0.734 0.769 0.790 0.816 0.825 0.837 0.868
40 Chile 0.708 0.743 0.761 0.788 0.819 0.845 0.867
41 Bahrain .. 0.747 0.783 0.808 0.834 0.846 0.866
42 Slovakia .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.863
43 Lithuania .. .. .. 0.827 0.791 0.831 0.862
44 Estonia .. 0.811 0.820 0.813 0.792 0.829 0.860
45 Latvia .. 0.797 0.810 0.804 0.771 0.817 0.855
46 Uruguay 0.762 0.782 0.787 0.806 0.821 0.842 0.852
47 Croatia .. .. .. 0.812 0.805 0.828 0.850
48 Costa Rica 0.746 0.772 0.774 0.794 0.814 0.830 0.846
49 Bahamas .. 0.809 0.822 0.831 0.820 0.825 0.845
50 Seychelles .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.843
51 Cuba .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.838
52 Mexico 0.694 0.739 0.758 0.768 0.786 0.814 0.829
53 Bulgaria .. 0.771 0.792 0.794 0.785 0.800 0.824
54 Saint Kitts and Nevis .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.821
55 Tonga .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.819
56 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.818
57 Antigua and Barbuda .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.815
58 Oman 0.487 0.547 0.641 0.697 0.741 0.779 0.814
59 Trinidad and Tobago 0.756 0.784 0.782 0.784 0.785 0.796 0.814
60 Romania .. 0.786 0.792 0.777 0.772 0.780 0.813
61 Saudi Arabia 0.611 0.666 0.684 0.717 0.748 0.788 0.812
62 Panama 0.718 0.737 0.751 0.752 0.775 0.797 0.812
63 Malaysia 0.619 0.662 0.696 0.725 0.763 0.790 0.811
64 Belarus .. .. .. 0.790 0.755 0.778 0.804
65 Mauritius .. 0.662 0.692 0.728 0.751 0.781 0.804
66 Bosnia and Herzegovina .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.803
67 Russian Federation .. .. .. 0.815 0.771 0.782 0.802
68 Albania .. 0.675 0.694 0.704 0.705 0.746 0.801
69 Macedonia .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.801
70 Brazil 0.649 0.685 0.700 0.723 0.753 0.789 0.800
71 Dominica .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.798
72 Saint Lucia .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.795
73 Kazakhstan .. .. .. 0.771 0.724 0.738 0.794
74 Venezuela 0.723 0.737 0.743 0.762 0.770 0.776 0.792
75 Colombia 0.663 0.694 0.709 0.729 0.753 0.772 0.791
76 Ukraine .. .. .. 0.809 0.756 0.761 0.788
77 Samoa .. .. 0.709 0.721 0.740 0.765 0.785
78 Thailand 0.615 0.654 0.679 0.712 0.745 0.761 0.781
79 Dominican Republic 0.628 0.660 0.684 0.697 0.723 0.757 0.779
80 Belize .. 0.712 0.718 0.750 0.777 0.795 0.778
81 China 0.530 0.559 0.595 0.634 0.691 0.732 0.777
82 Grenada .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.777
83 Armenia .. .. .. 0.737 0.701 0.738 0.775
84 Turkey 0.594 0.615 0.651 0.683 0.717 0.753 0.775
85 Suriname .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.774
86 Jordan .. 0.647 0.669 0.684 0.710 0.751 0.773
87 Peru 0.647 0.676 0.699 0.710 0.737 0.763 0.773
88 Lebanon .. .. .. 0.692 0.730 0.748 0.772
89 Ecuador 0.636 0.678 0.699 0.714 0.734 .. 0.772
90 Philippines 0.655 0.688 0.692 0.721 0.739 0.758 0.771
91 Tunisia 0.519 0.575 0.626 0.662 0.702 0.741 0.766
92 Fiji 0.665 0.688 0.702 .. 0.743 0.747 0.762
93 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.761
94 Iran 0.571 0.578 0.615 0.653 0.693 0.722 0.759
95 Paraguay 0.667 0.701 0.707 0.718 0.737 0.749 0.755
96 Georgia .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.754
97 Guyana 0.682 0.684 0.675 0.679 0.699 0.722 0.750
98 Azerbaijan .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.746
99 Sri Lanka 0.619 0.656 0.683 0.702 0.721 0.731 0.743
100 Maldives .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.741
101 Jamaica 0.686 0.689 0.690 0.713 0.728 0.744 0.736
102 Cape Verde .. .. 0.589 0.627 0.678 0.709 0.736
103 El Salvador 0.595 0.590 0.611 0.653 0.692 0.716 0.735
104 Algeria 0.511 0.562 0.613 0.652 0.672 0.702 0.733
105 Viet Nam .. .. 0.590 0.620 0.672 0.711 0.733
106 Occupied Palestinian Territories .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.731
107 Indonesia 0.471 0.533 0.585 0.626 0.670 0.692 0.728
108 Syrian Arab Republic 0.547 0.593 0.628 0.646 0.676 0.690 0.724
109 Turkmenistan .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.713
110 Nicaragua 0.583 0.593 0.601 0.610 0.637 0.671 0.710
111 Moldova .. 0.700 0.722 0.740 0.684 0.683 0.708
112 Egypt 0.434 0.482 0.532 0.575 0.613 0.659 0.708
113 Uzbekistan .. .. .. 0.704 0.683 0.691 0.702
114 Mongolia .. .. 0.637 0.654 0.638 0.667 0.700
115 Honduras 0.528 0.578 0.611 0.634 0.653 0.668 0.700
116 Kyrgyzstan .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.696
117 Bolivia 0.519 0.553 0.580 0.606 0.639 0.677 0.695
118 Guatemala 0.514 0.550 0.566 0.592 0.626 0.667 0.689
119 Gabon .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.677
120 Vanuatu .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.674
121 South Africa 0.650 0.670 0.699 0.731 0.745 0.707 0.674
122 Tajikistan .. .. 0.705 0.703 0.638 0.640 0.673
123 Sao Tome and Principe .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.654
124 Botswana 0.509 0.571 0.624 0.674 0.658 0.631 0.654
125 Namibia .. .. .. .. 0.698 0.657 0.650
126 Morocco 0.435 0.483 0.519 0.551 0.581 0.613 0.646
127 Equatorial Guinea .. .. 0.484 0.505 0.529 0.606 0.642
128 India 0.419 0.450 0.487 0.521 0.551 0.578 0.619
129 Solomon Islands .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.602
130 Lao People’s Democratic Republic .. .. 0.448 0.478 0.524 0.563 0.601
131 Cambodia .. .. .. .. 0.540 0.547 0.598
132 Myanmar .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.583
133 Bhutan .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.579
134 Comoros .. 0.483 0.500 0.506 0.521 0.540 0.561
135 Ghana 0.442 0.471 0.486 0.517 0.542 0.568 0.553
136 Pakistan 0.367 0.394 0.427 0.467 0.497 0.516 0.551
137 Mauritania 0.383 0.410 0.435 0.455 0.487 0.509 0.550
138 Lesotho 0.499 0.541 0.571 0.605 0.616 0.581 0.549
139 Congo 0.478 0.520 0.567 0.559 0.546 0.518 0.548
140 Bangladesh 0.347 0.365 0.392 0.422 0.453 0.511 0.547
141 Swaziland 0.527 0.561 0.588 0.633 0.641 0.592 0.547
142 Nepal 0.301 0.338 0.380 0.427 0.469 0.502 0.534
143 Madagascar 0.407 0.444 0.440 0.450 0.463 0.493 0.533
144 Cameroon 0.422 0.468 0.523 0.529 0.513 0.525 0.532
145 Papua New Guinea 0.431 0.462 0.481 0.495 0.532 0.544 0.530
146 Haiti .. 0.442 0.462 0.472 0.487 .. 0.529
147 Sudan 0.354 0.381 0.400 0.429 0.463 0.491 0.526
148 Kenya 0.466 0.514 0.534 0.556 0.544 0.529 0.521
149 Djibouti .. .. .. 0.476 0.485 0.490 0.516
150 Timor-Leste .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.514
151 Zimbabwe 0.550 0.579 0.645 0.654 0.613 0.541 0.513
152 Togo 0.423 0.473 0.469 0.496 0.514 0.521 0.512
153 Yemen .. .. .. 0.402 0.439 0.473 0.508
154 Uganda .. .. 0.420 0.434 0.433 0.480 0.505
155 Gambia 0.290 .. .. .. 0.436 0.472 0.502
156 Senegal 0.342 0.367 0.401 0.428 0.449 0.473 0.499
157 Eritrea .. .. .. .. 0.435 0.459 0.483
158 Nigeria 0.321 0.378 0.391 0.411 0.432 0.445 0.470
159 Tanzania .. .. .. 0.421 0.419 0.433 0.467
160 Guinea .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.456
161 Rwanda 0.337 0.385 0.403 0.340 0.330 0.418 0.452
162 Angola .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.446
163 Benin 0.312 0.344 0.367 0.374 0.403 0.424 0.437
164 Malawi 0.330 0.355 0.370 0.388 0.444 0.431 0.437
165 Zambia 0.470 0.478 0.489 0.477 0.439 0.420 0.434
166 Côte d'Ivoire 0.419 0.448 0.453 0.450 0.436 0.432 0.432
167 Burundi 0.290 0.318 0.352 0.366 0.347 0.368 0.413
168 Congo (Democratic Republic of the) 0.414 0.423 0.430 0.423 0.391 0.375 0.411
169 Ethiopia .. .. 0.311 0.332 0.347 0.379 0.406
170 Chad 0.296 0.298 0.342 0.364 0.377 0.397 0.388
171 Central African Republic 0.350 0.371 0.394 0.398 0.390 0.394 0.384
172 Mozambique .. 0.304 0.291 0.317 0.335 0.375 0.384
173 Mali 0.245 0.268 0.272 0.296 0.321 0.352 0.380
174 Niger 0.246 0.264 0.261 0.279 0.296 0.321 0.374
175 Guinea-Bissau 0.267 0.271 0.300 0.322 0.350 0.365 0.374
176 Burkina Faso 0.257 0.280 0.305 0.321 0.337 0.353 0.370
177 Sierra Leone .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.336

Notes

  1. About HDRO. United Nations Development Program (2006). Retrieved 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 2005 to be 0.932 based on the following data: life expectancy of 77.4 years; adult literacy rate of 97.3%; combined gross enrollment rate of 100%; and GDP per capita (PPP) of US$28,552. If it were included in the UN's HDI figures as of 2005, the ROC would rank 23rd as same as Israel. National Statistics, R.O.C. (Taiwan) (in Chinese). Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (2006). Retrieved 2008-02-24.
  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 (in English). Statistics and Census Service, Macau SAR (2006). Retrieved 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. The HDI of Serbia was not calculated by UNDP. 2007/2008 Report Serbia and Montenegro.
  9. 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).

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