List of countries by Human Development Index

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List of countries by human development

List of countries by Human Development Index

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World map indicating the Human Development Index (based on 2013 data, published on July 24, 2014).[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
  0.349 and under
  Data unavailable

World map indicating the categorie of Human Development Index by country (based on 2013 data, published on July 24, 2014).[1]

  Very high
  High
  Medium
  Low
  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. The latest report was released on 24 July 2014 and compiled on the basis of estimates for 2013.[1]

In the 2010 Human Development Report a further Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI) was introduced. While the simple HDI remains useful, it stated that “the IHDI is the actual level of human development (accounting for inequality)” and “the HDI can be viewed as an index of “potential” human development (or the maximum IHDI that could be achieved if there were no inequality)”.[2]

Contents

  • 1 Methodology
  • 2 Complete list of countries
    • 2.1 Very high human development
    • 2.2 High human development
    • 2.3 Medium human development
    • 2.4 Low human development
  • 3 List of countries by continent
    • 3.1 Africa
    • 3.2 Americas
    • 3.3 Asia and Oceania
    • 3.4 Europe
  • 4 List of countries by non-continental region
    • 4.1 Arab League
    • 4.2 Commonwealth of Nations
    • 4.3 Council of Europe
    • 4.4 East Asia and the Pacific
    • 4.5 European Union
    • 4.6 Latin America
    • 4.7 Middle East and North Africa
    • 4.8 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
    • 4.9 Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
    • 4.10 South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation
  • 5 HDI by regions and groups
  • 6 Countries missing from latest report
    • 6.1 UN member states (latest UNDP data)
    • 6.2 Non-UN members (not calculated by the UNDP)
  • 7 See also
  • 8 Notes
  • 9 References
  • 10 External links

Methodology

The UN report covers 185 member states of the United Nations (out of 193), along with Hong Kong and the Palestinian territories; 8 UN member states are not included because of 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, standards of living, and quality of life 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 underdeveloped 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[3] and Indian economist Amartya Sen.[4]

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

Because of the new methodology adopted since the 2010 Human Development Report, the new reported HDI figures appear lower than the HDI figures in previous reports.

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) have been removed that 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 by 0.140 to 0.374 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%) populate countries falling in the “low human development” category. Countries with “high” to “very high” human development account for slightly less than a third of the world’s total population (30%).

The only year without a Human Development Report since 1990 was 2012. The latest report was launched on 24 July 2014 in Tokyo.[1]

Complete list of countries

  • Increase = increase.
  • Steady = steady.
  • Decrease = decrease.
  • The number in brackets represents the number of ranks the country has climbed (up or down) relative to the ranking in 2013 report.

Very high human development

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change in rank between 2014 report to 2013 report[1]New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change compared between 2014 report and 2013 report
[1]
1Steady Norway0.944Increase 0.001
2Steady Australia0.933Increase 0.002
3Steady  Switzerland0.917Increase 0.001
4Steady Netherlands0.915Steady
5Steady United States0.914Increase 0.002
6Steady Germany0.911Steady
7Steady New Zealand0.910Increase 0.002
8Steady Canada0.902Increase 0.001
9Increase (3) Singapore0.901Increase 0.003
10Steady Denmark0.900Steady
11Decrease (3) Ireland0.899Decrease 0.002
12Decrease (1) Sweden0.898Increase 0.001
13Steady Iceland0.895Increase 0.002
14Steady United Kingdom0.892Increase 0.002
15Steady Hong Kong0.891Increase 0.002
15Increase (1) South Korea0.891Increase 0.003
17Decrease (1) Japan0.890Increase 0.002
18Decrease (2) Liechtenstein0.889Increase 0.001
19Steady Israel0.888Increase 0.002
20Steady France0.884Steady
21Steady Austria0.881Increase 0.001
21Steady Belgium0.881Increase 0.001
21Steady Luxembourg0.881Increase 0.001
24Steady Finland0.879Steady
25Steady Slovenia0.874Steady
RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change in rank between 2014 report to 2013 report[1]New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change compared between 2014 report and 2013 report
[1]
26Steady Italy0.872Steady
27Steady Spain0.869Steady
28Steady Czech Republic0.861Steady
29Steady Greece0.853Decrease 0.001
30Steady Brunei Darussalam0.852Steady
31Steady Qatar0.851Increase 0.001
32Steady Cyprus0.845Decrease 0.003
33Steady Estonia0.840Increase 0.001
34Steady Saudi Arabia0.836Increase 0.003
35Increase (1) Lithuania0.834Increase 0.003
35Decrease (1) Poland0.834Increase 0.001
37Steady Andorra0.830Steady
37Increase (1) Slovakia0.830Increase 0.001
39Steady Malta0.829Increase 0.002
40Steady United Arab Emirates0.827Increase 0.002
41Increase (1) Chile0.822Increase 0.003
41Steady Portugal0.822Steady
43Steady Hungary0.818Increase 0.001
44Steady Bahrain0.815Increase 0.002
44Steady Cuba0.815Increase 0.002
46Decrease (2) Kuwait0.814Increase 0.001
47Steady Croatia0.812Steady
48Steady Latvia0.810Increase 0.002
49Steady Argentina0.808Increase 0.002

High human development

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change in rank between 2014 report to 2013 report[1]New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change compared between 2014 report and 2013 report
[1]
50Increase (2) Uruguay0.790Increase 0.003
51Steady Bahamas0.789Increase 0.001
51Increase (1) Montenegro0.789Increase 0.002
53Increase (1) Belarus0.786Increase 0.001
54Increase (1) Romania0.785Increase 0.003
55Decrease (5) Libya0.784Decrease 0.005
56Steady Oman0.783Increase 0.002
57Steady Russia0.778Increase 0.001
58Steady Bulgaria0.777Increase 0.001
59Decrease (1) Barbados0.776Steady
60Steady Palau0.775Increase 0.002
61Decrease (1) Antigua and Barbuda0.774Increase 0.001
62Steady Malaysia0.773Increase 0.003
63Steady Mauritius0.771Increase 0.002
64Steady Trinidad and Tobago0.766Increase 0.001
65Steady Lebanon0.765Increase 0.001
65Increase (2) Panama0.765Increase 0.004
67Decrease (1) Venezuela0.764Increase 0.001
68Decrease (1) Costa Rica0.763Increase 0.002
69Steady Turkey0.759Increase 0.003
70Steady Kazakhstan0.757Increase 0.002
71Decrease (1) Mexico0.756Increase 0.001
71Decrease (1) Seychelles0.756Increase 0.001
73Steady Saint Kitts and Nevis0.750Increase 0.001
73Increase (2) Sri Lanka0.750Increase 0.005
75Decrease (2) Iran0.749Steady
76Decrease (1) Azerbaijan0.747Increase 0.002
RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change in rank between 2014 report to 2013 report[1]New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change compared between 2014 report and 2013 report
[1]
77Steady Jordan0.745Increase 0.001
77Increase (1) Serbia0.745Increase 0.002
79Increase (1) Brazil0.744Increase 0.002
79Increase (2) Georgia0.744Increase 0.003
79Decrease (1) Grenada0.744Increase 0.001
82Steady Peru0.737Increase 0.003
83Steady Ukraine0.734Increase 0.001
84Steady Belize0.732Increase 0.001
84Increase (1) Macedonia0.732Increase 0.002
86Steady Bosnia and Herzegovina0.731Increase 0.002
87Steady Armenia0.730Increase 0.002
88Steady Fiji0.724Increase 0.002
89Steady Thailand0.722Increase 0.002
90Steady Tunisia0.721Increase 0.002
91Increase (2) China0.719Increase 0.004
91Steady Saint Vincent0.719Increase 0.002
93Steady Algeria0.717Increase 0.002
93Decrease (1) Dominica0.717Increase 0.001
95Increase (2) Albania0.716Increase 0.002
96Decrease (3) Jamaica0.715Steady
97Decrease (4) Saint Lucia0.714Decrease 0.001
98Steady Colombia0.711Increase 0.003
98Steady Ecuador0.711Increase 0.003
100Increase (1) Suriname0.705Increase 0.003
100Steady Tonga0.705Increase 0.001
World0.702Increase 0.002
102Steady Dominican Republic0.700Increase 0.002

Medium human development

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change in rank between 2014 report to 2013 report[1]New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change compared between 2014 report and 2013 report
[1]
103Steady Maldives0.698Increase 0.003
103Increase (3) Mongolia0.698Increase 0.006
103Increase (1) Turkmenistan0.698Increase 0.005
106Decrease (2) Samoa0.694Increase 0.001
107Steady Palestine0.686Increase 0.003
108Steady Indonesia0.684Increase 0.003
109Decrease (1) Botswana0.683Increase 0.002
110Decrease (2) Egypt0.682Increase 0.001
111Steady Paraguay0.676Increase 0.006
112Decrease (1) Gabon0.674Increase 0.004
113Steady Bolivia0.667Increase 0.004
114Increase (2) Moldova0.663Increase 0.006
115Steady El Salvador0.662Increase 0.002
116Steady Uzbekistan0.661Increase 0.004
117Increase (1) Philippines0.660Increase 0.004
118Increase (1) South Africa0.658Increase 0.004
118Decrease (4) Syria0.658Decrease 0.004
120Steady Iraq0.642Increase 0.001
121Steady Guyana0.638Increase 0.003
121Steady Vietnam0.638Increase 0.003
123Decrease (2) Cape Verde0.636Increase 0.001
RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change in rank between 2014 report to 2013 report[1]New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change compared between 2014 report and 2013 report
[1]
124Steady Micronesia0.630Increase 0.001
125Steady Guatemala0.628Increase 0.002
125Increase (1) Kyrgyzstan0.628Increase 0.007
127Steady Namibia0.626Increase 0.004
128Increase (1) Timor Leste0.620Increase 0.004
129Steady Honduras0.617Increase 0.001
129Increase (2) Morocco0.617Increase 0.003
131Decrease (3) Vanuatu0.616Decrease 0.001
132Steady Nicaragua0.614Increase 0.003
133Steady Kiribati0.607Increase 0.001
133Increase (1) Tajikistan0.607Increase 0.004
135Steady India0.586Increase 0.003
136Steady Bhutan0.584Increase 0.004
136Increase (1) Cambodia0.584Increase 0.005
138Steady Ghana0.573Increase 0.002
139Steady Laos0.569Increase 0.004
140Steady Republic of the Congo0.564Increase 0.003
141Increase (2) Zambia0.561Increase 0.007
142Increase (1) Bangladesh0.558Increase 0.004
142Decrease (1) São Tomé and Príncipe0.558Increase 0.002
144Decrease (3) Equatorial Guinea0.556Steady

Low human development

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change in rank between 2014 report to 2013 report[1]New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change compared between 2014 report and 2013 report
[1]
145Steady   Nepal0.540Increase 0.003
146Steady Pakistan0.537Increase 0.002
147Steady Kenya0.535Increase 0.004
148Steady Swaziland0.530Increase 0.001
149Steady Angola0.526Increase 0.002
150Steady Burma0.524Increase 0.004
151Steady Rwanda0.506Increase 0.004
152Steady Cameroon0.504Increase 0.003
152Increase (1) Nigeria0.504Increase 0.004
154Steady Yemen0.500Increase 0.001
155Steady Madagascar0.498Increase 0.002
156Increase (4) Zimbabwe0.492Increase 0.008
157Decrease (1) Papua New Guinea0.491Increase 0.001
157Steady Solomon Islands0.491Increase 0.002
159Decrease (1) Comoros0.488Increase 0.002
159Increase (1) Tanzania0.488Increase 0.004
161Decrease (2) Mauritania0.487Increase 0.002
162Increase (1) Lesotho0.486Increase 0.005
163Decrease (3) Senegal0.485Increase 0.001
164Steady Uganda0.484Increase 0.004
165Steady Benin0.476Increase 0.003
166Steady Sudan0.473Increase 0.001
RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change in rank between 2014 report to 2013 report[1]New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change compared between 2014 report and 2013 report
[1]
166Increase (1) Togo0.473Increase 0.003
168Steady Haiti0.471Increase 0.002
169Steady Afghanistan0.468Increase 0.002
170Steady Djibouti0.467Increase 0.002
171Steady Côte d’Ivoire0.452Increase 0.004
172Steady Gambia0.441Increase 0.003
173Steady Ethiopia0.435Increase 0.006
174Steady Malawi0.414Increase 0.003
175Steady Liberia0.412Increase 0.005
176Steady Mali0.407Increase 0.001
177Steady Guinea-Bissau0.396Steady
178Increase (1) Mozambique0.393Increase 0.004
179Decrease (1) Guinea0.392Increase 0.001
180Steady Burundi0.389Increase 0.003
181Steady Burkina Faso0.388Increase 0.003
182Steady Eritrea0.381Increase 0.001
183Increase (1) Sierra Leone0.374Increase 0.006
184Decrease (1) Chad0.372Increase 0.002
185Steady Central African Republic0.341Decrease 0.024
186Increase (1) Democratic Republic of the Congo0.338Increase 0.005
187Decrease (1) Niger0.337Increase 0.002

List of countries by continent

Africa

Main article: List of African countries by Human Development Index
10 highest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
High human development
1 Libya0.784
2 Mauritius0.771
3 Seychelles0.756
4 Tunisia0.721
5 Algeria0.717
Medium human development
6 Botswana0.683
7 Egypt0.682
8 Gabon0.674
9 South Africa0.658
10 Cape Verde0.636
10 lowest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Low human development
1 Niger0.337
2 Democratic Republic of the Congo0.338
3 Central African Republic0.341
4 Chad0.372
5 Sierra Leone0.374
6 Eritrea0.381
7 Burkina Faso0.388
8 Burundi0.389
9 Guinea0.392
10 Mozambique0.393

Americas

10 highest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1 United States0.914
2 Canada0.902
3 Chile0.822
4 Cuba0.815
5 Argentina0.808
High human development
6 Uruguay0.790
7 Bahamas0.789
8 Barbados0.776
9 Antigua and Barbuda0.774
10 Trinidad and Tobago0.766
10 lowest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Low human development
1 Haiti0.471
Medium human development
2 Nicaragua0.614
3 Honduras0.617
4 Guatemala0.628
5 Guyana0.638
6 El Salvador0.662
7 Bolivia0.667
8 Paraguay0.676
High human development
9 Dominican Republic0.700
10 Suriname0.705

Asia and Oceania

10 highest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1 Australia0.933
2 New Zealand0.910
3 Singapore0.901
4 Hong Kong0.891
4 South Korea0.891
6 Japan0.890
7 Israel0.888
8 Brunei0.852
9 Qatar0.851
10 Cyprus0.845
10 lowest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Low human development
1 Afghanistan0.468
2 Solomon Islands0.491
3 Papua New Guinea0.491
4 Yemen0.500
5 Burma0.524
6 Pakistan0.537
7   Nepal0.540
Medium human development
8 Bangladesh0.558
9 Laos0.569
10 Bhutan0.584
10 Cambodia0.584

Europe

10 highest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1 Norway0.944
2  Switzerland0.917
3 Netherlands0.915
4 Germany0.911
4 Denmark0.900
6 Ireland0.899
7 Sweden0.898
8 Iceland0.895
9 United Kingdom0.892
10 Liechtenstein0.889
10 lowest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Medium human development
1 Moldova0.663
High human development
2 Albania0.716
3 Bosnia and Herzegovina0.731
4 Macedonia0.732
5 Ukraine0.734
6 Serbia0.745
7 Bulgaria0.777
8 Russia0.778
9 Romania0.785
10 Belarus0.786

List of countries by non-continental region

Arab League

10 highest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1 Qatar0.851
2 Saudi Arabia0.836
3 United Arab Emirates0.827
4 Bahrain0.815
5 Kuwait0.814
High human development
6 Libya0.784
7 Oman0.783
8 Lebanon0.765
9 Jordan0.745
10 Tunisia0.721
10 lowest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Low human development
1 Djibouti0.467
2 Sudan0.473
3 Mauritania0.487
4 Comoros0.488
5 Yemen0.500
Medium human development
6 Morocco0.617
7 Iraq0.642
8 Egypt0.682
9Palestinian National Authority Palestine Authority0.686
High human development
10 Algeria0.717

Commonwealth of Nations

10 highest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1 Australia0.933
2 New Zealand0.910
3 Canada0.902
4 Singapore0.901
5 United Kingdom0.892
6 Brunei0.852
7 Cyprus0.845
8 Malta0.829
High human development
9 Bahamas0.789
10 Barbados0.776
10 lowest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Low human development
1 Sierra Leone0.374
2 Mozambique0.393
3 Malawi0.414
4 Uganda0.484
5 Tanzania0.488
6 Solomon Islands0.491
6 Papua New Guinea0.491
7 Nigeria0.504
7 Cameroon0.504
8 Rwanda0.506
9 Swaziland0.530
10 Kenya0.535

Council of Europe

10 highest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1 Norway0.944
2  Switzerland0.917
3 Netherlands0.915
4 Germany0.911
5 Denmark0.900
6 Ireland0.899
7 Sweden0.898
8 Iceland0.895
9 United Kingdom0.892
10 Liechtenstein0.889
10 lowest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Medium human development
1 Moldova0.663
High human development
2 Albania0.716
3 Armenia0.730
4 Bosnia and Herzegovina0.731
5 Macedonia0.732
6 Ukraine0.734
7 Georgia0.744
8 Serbia0.769
9 Azerbaijan0.747
10 Turkey0.759

East Asia and the Pacific

10 highest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1 Australia0.933
2 New Zealand0.910
3 Singapore0.901
4 Hong Kong0.891
4 South Korea0.891
6 Japan0.890
7 Brunei0.852
High human development
8 Palau0.775
9 Malaysia0.773
10 Thailand0.722
10 lowest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Low human development
1 Papua New Guinea0.491
1 Solomon Islands0.491
3 Burma0.524
Medium human development
4 Laos0.569
5 Cambodia0.584
6 Kiribati0.607
7 Vanuatu0.616
8 Timor Leste0.620
9 Micronesia0.630
10 Vietnam0.638

European Union

10 highest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1 Netherlands0.915
2 Germany0.911
3 Denmark0.900
4 Ireland0.899
5 Sweden0.898
6 United Kingdom0.892
7 France0.884
8 Austria0.893
8 Belgium0.892
8 Luxembourg0.892
10 lowest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
High human development
1 Bulgaria0.777
2 Romania0.785
Very high human development
3 Latvia0.810
4 Croatia0.812
5 Hungary0.818
6 Portugal0.822
7 Malta0.829
8 Slovakia0.830
9 Poland0.834
9 Lithuania0.834

Latin America

10 highest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1 Chile0.822
2 Cuba0.815
3 Argentina0.808
High human development
4 Uruguay0.790
5 Panama0.765
6 Venezuela0.764
7 Costa Rica0.763
8 Mexico0.756
9 Brazil0.744
10 Peru0.737
10 lowest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Low human development
1 Haiti0.471
Medium human development
2 Nicaragua0.614
3 Honduras0.617
4 Guatemala0.628
5 El Salvador0.662
6 Bolivia0.667
7 Paraguay0.676
High human development
8 Dominican Republic0.700
9 Colombia0.711
9 Ecuador0.711

Middle East and North Africa

10 highest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1 Israel0.888
2 Qatar0.851
3 Cyprus0.845
4 Saudi Arabia0.836
5 United Arab Emirates0.827
6 Bahrain0.815
7 Kuwait0.814
High human development
8 Libya0.784
9 Oman0.783
10 Lebanon0.765
10 lowest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Low human development
1 Djibouti0.467
2 Sudan0.473
3 Mauritania0.487
4 Yemen0.500
Medium human development
5 Iraq0.642
6 Syria0.658
7 Egypt0.682
8Palestinian National Authority Palestinian territories0.686
High human development
9 Algeria0.717
10 Tunisia0.721

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

10 highest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1 Norway0.944
2 Australia0.933
3  Switzerland0.917
4 Netherlands0.915
5 United States0.914
6 Germany0.911
7 New Zealand0.910
8 Canada0.902
9 Denmark0.900
10 Ireland0.899
10 lowest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
High human development
1 Mexico0.756
2 Turkey0.759
Very high human development
3 Hungary0.818
4 Portugal0.822
4 Chile0.822
6 Slovakia0.830
7 Poland0.834
8 Estonia0.840
9 Greece0.853
10 Czech Republic0.861

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

6 highest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1 Qatar0.851
2 Saudi Arabia0.836
3 United Arab Emirates0.827
4 Kuwait0.814
High human development
5 Libya0.784
6 Venezuela0.764
6 lowest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Low human development
1 Nigeria0.504
2 Angola0.526
Medium human development
3 Iraq0.642
High human development
4 Ecuador0.711
5 Algeria0.717
6 Iran0.749

South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation

4 highest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
High human development
1 Sri Lanka0.750
Medium human development
2 Maldives0.698
3 India0.586
4 Bhutan0.584
4 lowest HDIs

RankCountryHDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Low human development
1 Afghanistan0.468
2 Pakistan0.537
3   Nepal0.540
Medium human development
4 Bangladesh0.558

HDI by regions and groups

Region or group2011
estimates
HDI[5]
2013
estimates
HDI[6]
2014
estimates
HDI[1]
Very high human development
Very High Human Development0.8890.9050.890
OECD0.8730.8870.874
High human development
Latin America and the Caribbean0.7310.7410.740
Europe and Central Asia0.7510.7710.738
High Human Development0.7410.7580.735
East Asia and the Pacific0.671 Increase0.6830.703
World0.682 Increase0.6940.702
Medium human development
Arab states0.641 Increase0.6520.682
Small Island Developing States0.640 Increase0.6480.665
Medium Human Development0.630 Increase0.6400.614
South Asia0.548 Increase0.5580.588
Low human development
Sub-Saharan Africa0.463 Increase0.4750.502
Low Human Development0.456 Increase0.4660.493
Least Developed countries0.439 Increase0.4490.487

Countries missing from latest report

UN member states (latest UNDP data)

YearCountryHDIRankSource
PublicationData
Very high human development
20092008 San Marino0.96121[7]
20092008 Monaco0.95625[7]
Medium human development
20092008 Marshall Islands0.738155[7]
20092008 North Korea0.733156[7]
20092008 Nauru0.721164[7]
20092008 Tuvalu0.711168[7]
Low human development
20092008 Somalia0.364229[7]
Other
N/AN/A South SudanN/AN/AUN member state not listed on above report

Note: 2009 publication uses old HDI formula

Non-UN members (not calculated by the UNDP)

YearCountry or territoryHDIRankSource
PublicationData
Very high human development
20112011 Taiwan0.88222[nb 1]
20122011 Macau0.86825[10]
20092008 Jersey0.9852[7]
20092008 Cayman Islands0.9834[7]
20092008 Bermuda0.9817[7]
20092008 Guernsey0.9759[7]
20092008 Gibraltar0.96120[7]
20092008 Norfolk Island0.95823[7]
20092008 Faroe Islands0.95033[7]
20092008 Isle of Man0.95034[7]
20092008 British Virgin Islands0.94535[7]
20092008 Falkland Islands0.93343[7]
20092008 Aruba0.90849[7]
20092008 Puerto Rico0.90552[7]
20092008 Martinique0.90453[7]
20092008 Guam0.90154[7]
High human development
20122012 Kosovo*0.71487[11]
20092008 French Polynesia0.89558[7]
20092008 U.S. Virgin Islands0.89459[7]
20092008 Northern Mariana Islands0.87571[7]
20092008 Turks and Caicos Islands0.87372[7]
20092008 Greenland0.86976[7]
20092008 New Caledonia0.86977[7]
20092008 Saint Pierre and Miquelon0.86578[7]
20092008 Anguilla0.86579[7]
20092008 Guadeloupe0.83991[7]
20092008 Cook Islands0.829101[7]
20092008 American Samoa0.827103[7]
20092008 Montserrat0.821106[7]
20092008 French Guiana0.811116[7]
Medium human development
20092008Réunion0.799123[7]
20092008 Saint Helena0.797125[7]
20092008 Niue0.794129[7]
20092008 Wallis and Futuna0.793132[7]
20092008 Tokelau0.750149[7]
20092008 Mayotte0.616184[7]

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