List of countries by Human Development Index

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World map by quartiles of Human Development Index in 2011.
     Very High      Low
     High      Data unavailable
     Medium
World map indicating the Human Development Index (based on 2011 data, published on Nov 2, 2011).[1]
     0.900 and over      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      0.300–0.349      under 0.300      Data unavailable

This is a list of all countries by Human Development Index as included in a United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Report (released on 2 November 2011, put together based on estimates for 2011. It covers 185 member states of the United Nations (out of 193), along with Hong Kong (of the People's Republic of China), and the Palestinian territories; 8 UN member states are not included because there is not enough 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 way 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 effect of economic policies on quality of life. The index was developed in 1990 by Pakistani economist Mahbub ul Haq[2] and Indian economist Amartya Sen.[3]

Countries fall into four wide human development categories, each of which has 47 countries: Very High Human Development, High Human Development, Medium Human Development and Low Human Development (46 countries in this category).

From 2007 to 2010, the first category was referred to as developed countries, and the last three are all grouped in developing countries. The original "high human development" category has been split into two as above in the report for 2007.

Some older groupings (high/medium/low income countries) that have been removed were based on the gross domestic product (GDP) in purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita, and have been replaced by another index based on the gross national income (GNI) in purchasing power parity per capita.

The country with the largest decrease in HDI since 1998 is Zimbabwe, falling from 0.514 in 1998 to 0.140 in 2010. The country with the largest decrease since 2009 is Cape Verde, which decreased by 0.170.

Over half of the world's population live in countries with "medium human development" (51%), while less than a fifth (18%) of the world's population are in countries that are in the "low human development" category. Countries with "high" to "very high" human development account for less than a third of the world's total population (30%).

Complete list of countries[change | change source]

2011 Very High HDI nations, by population size
Europe
  
489.0
N. America
  
325.0
Asia
  
205.1
Latin America
  
58
Oceania
  
25.8
  • Increase = increase.
  • Steady = steady.
  • Decrease = 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) relative to new 2011 data for 2010 (as indicated in the new 2011 report, p. 131).

Very high human development[change | change source]

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 Estimates for 2011
[1]
Change compared to new 2011 data for 2010[1] New 2011 Estimates for 2011
[1]
Change compared to new 2011 data for 2010
[1]
1 Steady  Norway 0.943 Increase 0.002
2 Steady  Australia 0.929 Increase 0.002
3 Steady  Netherlands 0.910 Increase 0.001
4 Steady  United States 0.910 Increase 0.002
5 Steady  New Zealand 0.908 Steady
6 Steady  Canada 0.908 Increase 0.001
7 Steady  Ireland 0.908 Increase 0.001
8 Steady  Liechtenstein 0.905 Increase 0.001
9 Steady  Germany 0.905 Increase 0.002
10 Steady  Sweden 0.904 Increase 0.003
11 Steady  Switzerland 0.903 Increase 0.002
12 Steady  Japan 0.901 Increase 0.002
13 Increase (1)  Hong Kong 0.898 Increase 0.004
14 Decrease (1)  Iceland 0.898 Increase 0.002
15 Steady  South Korea 0.897 Increase 0.003
16 Steady  Denmark 0.895 Increase 0.002
17 Steady  Israel 0.888 Increase 0.002
18 Steady  Belgium 0.886 Increase 0.001
19 Steady  Austria 0.885 Increase 0.002
20 Steady  France 0.884 Increase 0.001
21 Steady  Slovenia 0.884 Increase 0.002
22 Steady  Finland 0.882 Increase 0.002
23 Steady  Spain 0.878 Increase 0.002
24 Steady  Italy 0.874 Increase 0.001
Rank Country HDI
New 2011 Estimates for 2011
[1]
Change compared to new 2011 data for 2010[1] New 2011 Estimates for 2011
[1]
Change compared to new 2011 data for 2010
[1]
25 Steady  Luxembourg 0.867 Increase 0.002
26 Steady  Singapore 0.866 Increase 0.002
27 Steady  Czech Republic 0.865 Increase 0.002
28 Steady  United Kingdom 0.863 Increase 0.001
29 Steady  Greece 0.861 Decrease 0.001
30 Steady  United Arab Emirates 0.846 Increase 0.001
31 Steady  Cyprus 0.840 Increase 0.001
32 Steady  Andorra 0.838 Steady
33 Steady  Brunei 0.838 Increase 0.001
34 Steady  Estonia 0.835 Increase 0.003
35 Steady  Slovakia 0.834 Increase 0.002
36 Steady  Malta 0.832 Increase 0.002
37 Steady  Qatar 0.831 Increase 0.006
38 Steady  Hungary 0.816 Increase 0.002
39 Steady  Poland 0.813 Increase 0.002
40 Increase (1)  Lithuania 0.810 Increase 0.005
41 Decrease (1)  Portugal 0.809 Increase 0.001
42 Steady  Bahrain 0.806 Increase 0.001
43 Steady  Latvia 0.805 Increase 0.003
44 Steady  Chile 0.805 Increase 0.003
45 Increase (1)  Argentina 0.797 Increase 0.003
46 Decrease (1)  Croatia 0.796 Increase 0.002
47 Steady  Barbados 0.793 Increase 0.002

High human development[change | change source]

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 Estimates for 2011
[1]
Change compared to new 2011 data for 2010[1] New 2011 Estimates for 2011
[1]
Change compared to new 2011 data for 2010
[1]
48 Increase (1)  Colombia 0.710 Increase 0.003
49 Steady  Palau 0.782 Increase 0.003
50 Steady  Romania 0.781 Increase 0.002
51 Steady  Cuba 0.776 Increase 0.003
52 Steady  Seychelles 0.773 Increase 0.002
53 Steady  Bahamas 0.771 Increase 0.001
54 Increase (1)  Montenegro 0.771 Increase 0.002
55 Increase (1)  Bulgaria 0.771 Increase 0.003
56 Increase (2)  Saudi Arabia 0.770 Increase 0.003
57 Steady  Mexico 0.770 Increase 0.003
58 Increase (1)  Panama 0.768 Increase 0.003
59 Increase (1)  Serbia 0.766 Increase 0.002
60 Increase (1)  Antigua and Barbuda 0.764 Increase 0.001
61 Increase (3)  Malaysia 0.761 Increase 0.003
62 Increase (1)  Trinidad and Tobago 0.760 Increase 0.002
63 Decrease (1)  Kuwait 0.760 Increase 0.002
64 Decrease (10)  Libya 0.760 Decrease 0.010
65 Steady  Belarus 0.756 Increase 0.005
66 Steady  Russian Federation 0.755 Increase 0.004
67 Steady  Grenada 0.748 Increase 0.002
68 Increase (1)  Kazakhstan 0.745 Increase 0.005
69 Decrease (1)  Costa Rica 0.744 Increase 0.002
70 Increase (1)  Albania 0.739 Increase 0.002
71 Decrease (1)  Lebanon 0.739 Increase 0.002
Rank Country HDI
New 2011 Estimates for 2011
[1]
Change compared to new 2011 data for 2010[1] New 2011 Estimates for 2011
[1]
Change compared to new 2011 data for 2010
[1]
72 Steady  Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.735 Steady
73 Steady  Venezuela 0.735 Increase 0.001
74 Steady  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.733 Increase 0.002
75 Steady  Georgia 0.733 Increase 0.004
76 Increase (3)  Ukraine 0.729 Increase 0.004
77 Steady  Mauritius 0.728 Increase 0.002
78 Decrease (2)  Macedonia 0.728 Increase 0.002
79 Decrease (2)  Jamaica 0.727 Increase 0.001
80 Increase (1)  Peru 0.725 Increase 0.004
81 Decrease (1)  Dominica 0.724 Increase 0.001
82 Steady  Saint Lucia 0.723 Increase 0.003
83 Steady  Ecuador 0.720 Increase 0.002
84 Increase (1)  Brazil 0.718 Increase 0.003
85 Decrease (1)  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.717 Increase 0.002
86 Steady  Armenia 0.716 Increase 0.002
87 Steady  Uruguay 0.783 Increase 0.003
88 Decrease (1)  Iran 0.707 Steady
89 Steady  Oman 0.705 Increase 0.001
90 Steady  Tonga 0.704 Increase 0.001
91 Steady  Azerbaijan 0.700 Increase 0.001
92 Increase (3)  Turkey 0.699 Increase 0.003
93 Decrease (1)  Belize 0.699 Increase 0.001
94 Decrease (1)  Tunisia 0.698 Steady

Medium human development[change | change source]

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 Estimates for 2011
[1]
Change compared to new 2011 data for 2010[1] New 2011 Estimates for 2011
[1]
Change compared to new 2011 data for 2010
[1]
95 Decrease (1)  Jordan 0.698 Increase 0.001
96 Steady  Algeria 0.698 Increase 0.002
97 Increase (1)  Sri Lanka 0.691 Increase 0.005
98 Increase (2)  Dominican Republic 0.689 Increase 0.003
99 Steady  Samoa 0.688 Increase 0.002
100 Decrease (3)  Fiji 0.688 Increase 0.001
101 Steady  China 0.687 Increase 0.005
102 Steady  Turkmenistan 0.686 Increase 0.005
103 Steady  Thailand 0.682 Increase 0.002
104 Steady  Suriname 0.680 Increase 0.003
105 Steady  El Salvador 0.674 Increase 0.002
106 Steady  Gabon 0.674 Increase 0.004
107 Steady  Paraguay 0.665 Increase 0.003
108 Steady  Bolivia 0.663 Increase 0.003
109 Steady  Maldives 0.661 Increase 0.003
110 Steady  Mongolia 0.653 Increase 0.006
111 Steady  Moldova 0.649 Increase 0.005
112 Increase (1)  Philippines 0.644 Increase 0.003
113 Decrease (1)  Egypt 0.644 Steady
114 Steady Palestinian National Authority Palestinian territories 0.641 Increase 0.001
115 Steady  Uzbekistan 0.641 Increase 0.005
116 Steady  Federated States of Micronesia 0.636 Increase 0.001
117 Increase (2)  Guyana 0.633 Increase 0.004
118 Decrease (1)  Botswana 0.633 Increase 0.002
Rank Country HDI
New 2011 Estimates for 2011
[1]
Change compared to new 2011 data for 2010[1] New 2011 Estimates for 2011
[1]
Change compared to new 2011 data for 2010
[1]
119 Decrease (1)  Syrian Arab Republic 0.632 Increase 0.001
120 Increase (1)  Namibia 0.625 Increase 0.003
121 Decrease (1)  Honduras 0.625 Increase 0.002
122 Steady  Kiribati 0.624 Increase 0.003
123 Increase (1)  South Africa 0.619 Increase 0.004
124 Increase (1)  Indonesia 0.617 Increase 0.004
125 Decrease (2)  Vanuatu 0.617 Increase 0.002
126 Steady  Kyrgyzstan 0.615 Increase 0.004
127 Steady  Tajikistan 0.607 Increase 0.003
128 Steady  Vietnam 0.593 Increase 0.003
129 Steady  Nicaragua 0.589 Increase 0.002
130 Steady  Morocco 0.582 Increase 0.003
131 Steady  Guatemala 0.574 Increase 0.001
132 Steady  Iraq 0.573 Increase 0.006
133 Steady  Cape Verde 0.568 Increase 0.002
134 Steady  India 0.547 Increase 0.005
135 Increase (1)  Ghana 0.541 Increase 0.008
136 Decrease (1)  Equatorial Guinea 0.537 Increase 0.003
137 Steady  Congo 0.533 Increase 0.005
138 Increase (1)  Laos 0.524 Increase 0.004
139 Increase (2)  Cambodia 0.523 Increase 0.005
140 Decrease (2)  Swaziland 0.522 Increase 0.002
141 Decrease (1)  Bhutan 0.522 Increase 0.004

Low human development[change | change source]

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 Estimates for 2011
[1]
Change compared to new 2011 data for 2010[1] New 2011 Estimates for 2011
[1]
Change compared to new 2011 data for 2010
[1]
142 Steady  Solomon Islands 0.510 Increase 0.003
143 Increase (1)  Kenya 0.509 Increase 0.004
144 Decrease (1)  São Tomé and Príncipe 0.509 Increase 0.003
145 Steady  Pakistan 0.504 Increase 0.001
146 Steady  Bangladesh 0.500 Increase 0.004
147 Steady  Timor-Leste 0.495 Increase 0.004
148 Steady  Angola 0.486 Increase 0.004
149 Increase (1)  Myanmar 0.483 Increase 0.004
150 Increase (1)  Cameroon 0.482 Increase 0.003
151 Decrease (2)  Madagascar 0.480 Decrease 0.001
152 Increase (1)  Tanzania 0.466 Increase 0.005
153 Decrease (1)  Papua New Guinea 0.466 Increase 0.004
154 Steady  Yemen 0.462 Increase 0.002
155 Steady  Senegal 0.459 Increase 0.002
156 Increase (1)  Nigeria 0.459 Increase 0.005
157 Decrease (1)  Nepal 0.458 Increase 0.003
158 Increase (1)  Haiti 0.454 Increase 0.005
159 Decrease (1)  Mauritania 0.453 Increase 0.002
160 Steady  Lesotho 0.450 Increase 0.004
161 Steady  Uganda 0.446 Increase 0.004
162 Steady  Togo 0.435 Increase 0.002
163 Steady  Comoros 0.433 Increase 0.002
164 Increase (1)  Zambia 0.430 Increase 0.005
165 Decrease (1)  Djibouti 0.430 Increase 0.003
Rank Country HDI
New 2011 Estimates for 2011
[1]
Change compared to new 2011 data for 2010[1] New 2011 Estimates for 2011
[1]
Change compared to new 2011 data for 2010
[1]
166 Steady  Rwanda 0.429 Increase 0.004
167 Steady  Benin 0.427 Increase 0.002
168 Steady  Gambia 0.420 Increase 0.002
169 Steady  Sudan 0.408 Increase 0.002
170 Steady  Côte d'Ivoire 0.400 Decrease 0.001
171 Steady  Malawi 0.400 Increase 0.005
172 Steady  Afghanistan 0.398 Increase 0.004
173 Steady  Zimbabwe 0.376 Increase 0.012
174 Steady  Ethiopia 0.363 Increase 0.005
175 Steady  Mali 0.359 Increase 0.003
176 Steady  Guinea-Bissau 0.353 Increase 0.002
177 Steady  Eritrea 0.349 Increase 0.004
178 Steady  Guinea 0.344 Increase 0.002
179 Steady  Central African Republic 0.343 Increase 0.004
180 Steady  Sierra Leone 0.336 Increase 0.002
181 Steady  Burkina Faso 0.331 Increase 0.002
182 Increase (1)  Liberia 0.329 Increase 0.004
183 Decrease (1)  Chad 0.328 Increase 0.002
184 Steady  Mozambique 0.322 Increase 0.005
185 Steady  Burundi 0.316 Increase 0.003
186 Steady  Niger 0.295 Increase 0.002
187 Steady  Democratic Republic of Congo 0.286 Increase 0.004

List of countries by continent[change | change source]

Africa[change | change source]

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 estimates for 2011
High human development
1  Seychelles 0.773
2  Libya 0.760
3  Mauritius 0.728
4  Tunisia 0.698
Medium human development
5  Algeria 0.698
6  Gabon 0.674
7  Egypt 0.644
8  Botswana 0.633
9  Namibia 0.625
10  South Africa 0.619

10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 estimates for 2011
Low human development
1  Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.286
2  Niger 0.295
3  Burundi 0.316
4  Mozambique 0.322
5  Chad 0.328
6  Liberia 0.329
7  Burkina Faso 0.331
8  Sierra Leone 0.336
9  Central African Republic 0.343
10  Guinea 0.344

Americas[change | change source]

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 estimates for 2011
Very high human development
1  United States 0.910
2  Canada 0.908
3  Chile 0.805
4  Argentina 0.797
5  Barbados 0.793
High human development
6  Uruguay 0.783
7  Cuba 0.776
8  Bahamas 0.771
9  Mexico 0.770
10  Panama 0.768

10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 estimates for 2011
Low human development
1  Haiti 0.454
Medium human development
2  Guatemala 0.574
3  Nicaragua 0.589
4  Honduras 0.625
5  Guyana 0.633
6  Bolivia 0.663
7  Paraguay 0.665
8  El Salvador 0.674
9  Suriname 0.680
10  Dominican Republic 0.689

Asia and Oceania[change | change source]

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 estimates for 2011
Very high human development
1  Australia 0.929
2  New Zealand 0.908
3  Japan 0.901
4  Hong Kong 0.898
5  South Korea 0.897
6  Israel 0.888
7  Singapore 0.866
8  United Arab Emirates 0.846
9  Cyprus 0.840
10  Brunei 0.838

10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 estimates for 2011
Low human development
1  Afghanistan 0.398
2  Nepal 0.458
3  Yemen 0.462
4  Papua New Guinea 0.466
5  Myanmar 0.483
6  Timor-Leste 0.495
7  Bangladesh 0.500
8  Pakistan 0.504
9  Solomon Islands 0.510
Medium human development
10  Bhutan 0.522

Europe[change | change source]

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 estimates for 2011
Very high human development
1  Norway 0.943
2  Netherlands 0.910
3  Ireland 0.908
4  Liechtenstein 0.905
5  Germany 0.905
6  Sweden 0.904
7  Switzerland 0.903
8  Iceland 0.898
9  Denmark 0.895
10  Belgium 0.886

10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 estimates for 2011
Medium human development
1  Moldova 0.649
High human development
2  Turkey 0.699
3  Azerbaijan 0.700
4  Armenia 0.716
5  Macedonia 0.728
6  Ukraine 0.729
7  Georgia 0.733
8  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.733
9  Albania 0.739
10  Kazakhstan 0.745

List of countries by non-continental region[change | change source]

Arab League member states[change | change source]

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 estimates for 2011
Very high human development
1  United Arab Emirates 0.846
2  Qatar 0.831
3  Bahrain 0.806
High human development
4  Saudi Arabia 0.770
5  Kuwait 0.760
6  Libya 0.760
7  Lebanon 0.739
8  Oman 0.705
9  Tunisia 0.698
Medium human development
10  Jordan 0.698

10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 estimates for 2011
Low human development
1  Sudan 0.408
2  Djibouti 0.430
3  Comoros 0.433
4  Mauritania 0.453
5  Yemen 0.462
Medium human development
6  Iraq 0.573
7  Morocco 0.582
8  Syria 0.632
9 Palestinian National Authority Palestinian territories 0.641
10  Egypt 0.644

European Union[change | change source]

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 estimates for 2011
Very high human development
1  Netherlands 0.910
2  Ireland 0.908
3  Germany 0.905
4  Sweden 0.904
5  Denmark 0.895
6  Belgium 0.886
7  Austria 0.885
8  France 0.884
9  Slovenia 0.884
10  Finland 0.882

10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 estimates for 2011
High human development
1  Bulgaria 0.771
2  Romania 0.781
Very high human development
3  Latvia 0.805
4  Portugal 0.809
5  Lithuania 0.810
6  Poland 0.813
7  Hungary 0.816
8  Malta 0.832
9  Slovakia 0.834
10  Estonia 0.835

East Asia and the Pacific[change | change source]

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 estimates for 2011
Very high human development
1  Australia 0.929
2  New Zealand 0.908
3  Japan 0.901
4  Hong Kong 0.898
5  South Korea 0.897
6  Singapore 0.866
7  Brunei 0.838
High human development
8  Palau 0.782
9  Malaysia 0.761
10  Tonga 0.704

10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 estimates for 2011
Low human development
1  Nepal 0.458
2  Papua New Guinea 0.466
3  Myanmar 0.483
4  East Timor 0.495
5  Solomon Islands 0.510
Medium human development
6  Bhutan 0.522
7  Cambodia 0.523
8  Laos 0.524
9  India 0.547
10  Vanuatu 0.617

Latin America[change | change source]

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 estimates for 2011
Very high human development
1  Chile 0.805
2  Argentina 0.797
High human development
3  Uruguay 0.783
4  Cuba 0.776
5  Mexico 0.770
6  Panama 0.768
7  Costa Rica 0.744
8  Venezuela 0.735
9  Peru 0.725
10  Ecuador 0.720

10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 estimates for 2011
Low human development
1  Haiti 0.454
Medium human development
2  Guatemala 0.574
3  Nicaragua 0.589
4  Honduras 0.625
5  Bolivia 0.663
6  Paraguay 0.665
7  El Salvador 0.674
8  Dominican Republic 0.689
High human development
9  Colombia 0.710
10  Brazil 0.718

Middle East and North Africa[change | change source]

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 estimates for 2011
Very high human development
1  Israel 0.888
2  United Arab Emirates 0.846
3  Cyprus 0.840
4  Qatar 0.831
5  Bahrain 0.806
High human development
6  Saudi Arabia 0.770
7  Kuwait 0.760
8  Libya 0.760
9  Lebanon 0.739
10  Iran 0.707

10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2011 estimates for 2011
Low human development
1  Sudan 0.408
2  Yemen 0.462
Medium human development
3  Iraq 0.573
4  Morocco 0.582
5  Syria 0.632
6 Palestinian National Authority Palestinian territories 0.641
7  Egypt 0.644
8  Algeria 0.698
9  Jordan 0.698
High human development
10  Tunisia 0.698

HDI by regions & groups[change | change source]

Region or Group 2011
estimates
for 2011
HDI[4]
2011
estimates
for 2010
HDI[4]
Very high human development
Very High Human Development 0.889 Increase 0.888
OECD 0.873 Increase 0.871
High human development
Europe and Central Asia 0.751 Increase 0.748
High Human Development 0.741 Increase 0.739
Latin America and the Caribbean 0.731 Increase 0.728
Medium human development
World 0.682 Increase 0.679
East Asia and the Pacific 0.671 Increase 0.666
Arab states 0.641 Increase 0.639
Small Island Developing States 0.640 Increase 0.638
Medium Human Development 0.630 Increase 0.625
South Asia 0.548 Increase 0.545
Low human development
Sub-Saharan Africa 0.463 Increase 0.460
Low Human Development 0.456 Increase 0.453
Least Developed Countries 0.439 Increase 0.435

Countries missing from latest report[change | change source]

UN member states (latest UNDP data)[change | change source]

Year Country HDI Rank Source
Publication Data
Very high human development
1997 N/A  Monaco 0.946 N/A [source?]
1997 N/A  San Marino 0.944 N/A [source?]
Medium human development
1998 1995  North Korea 0.766 75 [5]
1998 N/A  Nauru 0.663 N/A [source?]
1998 N/A  Tuvalu 0.583 N/A [source?]
1998 N/A  Marshall Islands 0.563 N/A [source?]
Low human development
2001 2001  Somalia 0.284 161 [6][nb 1]

Non-UN members (not calculated by the UNDP)[change | change source]

Year Country or Territory HDI Rank Source
Publication Data
Very high human development
1998 N/A  Puerto Rico 0.942 N/A [7]
2008 2005  Martinique 0.929 24 [8]
1998 N/A  Greenland 0.927 N/A [9]
2008 2005  Guadeloupe 0.912 28 [8]
2010 2007  Macau 0.944 23 [10]
2011 2011  Republic of China (Taiwan) 0.882 22 [nb 2]
High human development
2010 2010  Kosovo* 0.700 N/A [12]
2008 2005  New Caledonia 0.878 34 [8]
2007 2004  Réunion 0.870 35 [8][13]
2008 2005  French Polynesia 0.864 42 [8]
2008 2005  French Guiana 0.862 43 [8]
  • calculated by the UNDP

Related pages[change | change source]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Somalia's last inclusion in the HDI ranking was in the 1996 report (1993 data).
  2. The UN does not recognize the Republic of China (Taiwan) as a sovereign state. The HDI report does not include Taiwan as part of the People's Republic of China when calculating China's figures (see [1]). The ROC's government calculated its HDI to be 0.868, based on 2010 new methodology of UNDP for calculating 2010 HDIs.[11]

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