Human Development Index

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World map by quartiles of Human Development Index in 2011.
     Very High      Low
     High      Data unavailable
     Medium

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a number from 0 to 1 (higher is better) used to compare different countries. It is published by United Nations Development Programme. It is used to rank countries into different groups for example developed and developing countries.

The Human Development Index uses different measurements of a population:

2011 data[change | edit source]

The 2011 Human Development Report was released on 2 November 2011. Below is the list of the "Very High Human Development" countries:[1]

Note: The green arrows (Increase), red arrows (Decrease), and blue dashes (Steady) mean changes in rank when compared to the new 2011 data HDI for 2010 – published in the 2011 report (p. 131).

  1.  Norway 0.943 (Steady)
  2.  Australia 0.929 (Steady)
  3.  Netherlands 0.910 (Steady)
  4.  United States 0.910 (Steady)
  5.  New Zealand 0.908 (Steady)
  6.  Canada 0.908 (Steady)
  7.  Ireland 0.908 (Steady)
  8.  Liechtenstein 0.905 (Steady)
  9.  Germany 0.905 (Steady)
  10.  Sweden 0.904 (Steady)
  11.  Switzerland 0.903 (Steady)
  12.  Japan 0.901 (Steady)
  13.  Hong Kong 0.898 (Increase 1)
  14.  Iceland 0.898 (Decrease -1)
  15.  South Korea 0.897 (Steady)
  16.  Denmark 0.895 (Steady)
  1.  Israel 0.888 (Steady)
  2.  Belgium 0.886 (Steady)
  3.  Austria 0.885 (Steady)
  4.  France 0.884 (Steady)
  5.  Slovenia 0.884 (Steady)
  6.  Finland 0.882 (Steady)
  7.  Spain 0.878 (Steady)
  8.  Italy 0.874 (Steady)
  9.  Luxembourg 0.867 (Steady)
  10.  Singapore 0.866 (Steady)
  11.  Czech Republic 0.865 (Steady)
  12.  United Kingdom 0.863 (Steady)
  13.  Greece 0.861 (Steady)
  14.  United Arab Emirates 0.846 (Steady)
  15.  Cyprus 0.840 (Steady)
  16.  Andorra 0.838 (Steady)
  1.  Brunei 0.838 (Steady)
  2.  Estonia 0.835 (Steady)
  3.  Slovakia 0.834 (Steady)
  4.  Malta 0.832 (Steady)
  5.  Qatar 0.831 (Steady)
  6.  Hungary 0.816 (Steady)
  7.  Poland 0.813 (Steady)
  8.  Lithuania 0.810 (Increase 1)
  9.  Portugal 0.809 (Decrease -1)
  10.  Bahrain 0.806 (Steady)
  11.  Latvia 0.805 (Steady)
  12.  Chile 0.805 (Steady)
  13.  Argentina 0.797 (Increase 1)
  14.  Croatia 0.796 (Decrease -1)
  15.  Barbados 0.793 (Steady)

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