Human Development Index

rank country human development index
1980 1990 2000 2005 2009 2010 2011
1. Norway 0.796 0.844 0.913 0.938 0.941 0.941 0.943
2. Australia 0.850 0.873 0.906 0.918 0.926 0.927 0.929
3. Netherlands 0.792 0.835 0.882 0.890 0.905 0.909 0.910
4. United States 0.837 0.870 0.897 0.902 0.906 0.908 0.910
5. New Zealand 0.800 0.828 0.878 0.899 0.906 0.908 0.908
6. Canada 0.817 0.857 0.879 0.892 0.903 0.907 0.908
7. Ireland 0.735 0.782 0.869 0.898 0.905 0.907 0.908
8. Liechtenstein .. .. .. .. .. 0.904 0.905
9. Germany 0.730 0.795 0.864 0.895 0.900 0.903 0.905
10. Sweden 0.785 0.816 0.894 0.896 0.898 0.901 0.904
11. Switzerland 0.810 0.833 0.873 0.890 0.899 0.901 0.903
12. Japan 0.778 0.827 0.868 0.886 0.895 0.899 0.901
13. Hong Kong, China (SAR) 0.708 0.786 0.824 0.850 0.888 0.894 0.898
14. Iceland 0.762 0.807 0.863 0.893 0.897 0.896 0.898
15. Korea, Republic of 0.634 0.742 0.830 0.866 0.889 0.894 0.897
16. Denmark 0.783 0.809 0.861 0.885 0.891 0.893 0.895
17. Israel 0.763 0.802 0.856 0.874 0.884 0.886 0.888
18. Belgium 0.757 0.811 0.876 0.873 0.883 0.885 0.886
19. Austria 0.740 0.790 0.839 0.860 0.879 0.883 0.885
20. France 0.722 0.777 0.846 0.869 0.880 0.883 0.884
21. Slovenia .. .. 0.805 0.848 0.876 0.882 0.884
22. Finland 0.759 0.794 0.837 0.875 0.877 0.880 0.882
23. Spain 0.691 0.749 0.839 0.857 0.874 0.876 0.878
24. Italy 0.717 0.764 0.825 0.861 0.870 0.873 0.874
25. Luxembourg 0.728 0.788 0.854 0.865 0.863 0.865 0.867
26. Singapore .. .. 0.801 0.835 0.856 0.864 0.866
27. Czech Republic .. .. 0.816 0.854 0.863 0.863 0.865
28. United Kingdom 0.744 0.778 0.833 0.855 0.860 0.862 0.863
29. Greece 0.720 0.766 0.802 0.856 0.863 0.862 0.861
30. United Arab Emirates 0.629 0.690 0.753 0.807 0.841 0.845 0.846
31. Cyprus .. 0.747 0.800 0.809 0.837 0.839 0.840
32. Andorra .. .. .. .. .. 0.838 0.838
33. Brunei Darussalam 0.750 0.784 0.818 0.830 0.835 0.837 0.838
34. Estonia .. 0.717 0.776 0.821 0.828 0.832 0.835
35. Slovakia .. 0.747 0.779 0.810 0.829 0.832 0.834
36. Malta 0.703 0.753 0.799 0.825 0.827 0.830 0.832
37. Qatar 0.703 0.743 0.784 0.818 0.818 0.825 0.831
38. Hungary 0.700 0.706 0.775 0.803 0.811 0.814 0.816
39. Poland .. .. 0.770 0.791 0.807 0.811 0.813
40. Lithuania .. .. 0.749 0.793 0.802 0.805 0.810
41. Portugal 0.639 0.708 0.778 0.789 0.805 0.808 0.809
42. Bahrain 0.651 0.721 0.773 0.795 0.805 0.805 0.806
43. Latvia .. 0.693 0.732 0.784 0.798 0.802 0.805
44. Chile 0.630 0.698 0.749 0.779 0.798 0.802 0.805
45. Argentina 0.669 0.697 0.749 0.765 0.788 0.794 0.797
46. Croatia .. .. 0.748 0.780 0.793 0.794 0.796
47. Barbados .. .. .. 0.787 0.790 0.791 0.793
48. Uruguay 0.658 0.686 0.736 0.748 0.773 0.780 0.783
49. Palau .. .. 0.774 0.788 0.777 0.779 0.782
50. Romania .. 0.700 0.704 0.748 0.778 0.779 0.781
51. Cuba .. 0.677 0.681 0.725 0.770 0.773 0.776
52. Seychelles .. .. 0.764 0.766 0.767 0.771 0.773
53. Bahamas .. .. 0.752 0.766 0.769 0.770 0.771
54. Montenegro .. .. .. 0.757 0.768 0.769 0.771
55. Bulgaria .. 0.698 0.715 0.749 0.766 0.768 0.771
56. Saudi Arabia 0.651 0.693 0.726 0.746 0.763 0.767 0.770
57. Mexico 0.593 0.649 0.718 0.741 0.762 0.767 0.770
58. Panama 0.628 0.660 0.718 0.740 0.760 0.765 0.768
59. Serbia .. .. 0.719 0.744 0.761 0.764 0.766
60. Antigua and Barbuda .. .. .. .. .. 0.763 0.764
61. Malaysia 0.559 0.631 0.705 0.738 0.752 0.758 0.761
62. Trinidad and Tobago 0.673 0.676 0.701 0.728 0.755 0.758 0.760
63. Kuwait 0.688 0.712 0.754 0.752 0.757 0.758 0.760
64. Libyan Arab Jamahiriya .. .. .. 0.741 0.763 0.770 0.760
65. Belarus .. .. .. 0.723 0.746 0.751 0.756
66. Russian Federation .. .. 0.691 0.725 0.747 0.751 0.755
67. Grenada .. .. .. .. .. 0.746 0.748
68. Kazakhstan .. .. 0.657 0.714 0.733 0.740 0.745
69. Costa Rica 0.614 0.656 0.703 0.723 0.738 0.742 0.744
70. Albania .. 0.656 0.691 0.721 0.734 0.737 0.739
71. Lebanon .. .. .. 0.711 0.733 0.737 0.739
72. Saint Kitts and Nevis .. .. .. .. .. 0.735 0.735
73. Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 0.623 0.629 0.656 0.692 0.732 0.734 0.735
74. Bosnia and Herzegovina .. .. .. 0.717 0.730 0.731 0.733
75. Georgia .. .. .. 0.707 0.724 0.729 0.733
76. Ukraine .. 0.707 0.669 0.712 0.720 0.725 0.729
77. Mauritius 0.546 0.618 0.672 0.703 0.722 0.726 0.728
78. Macedonia .. .. .. 0.704 0.725 0.726 0.728
79. Jamaica 0.607 0.637 0.680 0.702 0.724 0.726 0.727
80. Peru 0.574 0.612 0.674 0.691 0.714 0.721 0.725
81. Dominica .. .. 0.699 0.709 0.722 0.723 0.724
82. Saint Lucia .. .. .. .. .. 0.720 0.723
83. Ecuador 0.591 0.636 0.668 0.695 0.716 0.718 0.720
84. Brazil 0.549 0.600 0.665 0.692 0.708 0.715 0.718
85. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines .. .. .. .. .. 0.715 0.717
86. Armenia .. .. 0.643 0.689 0.712 0.714 0.716
87. Colombia 0.550 0.594 0.652 0.675 0.702 0.707 0.710
88. Iran (Islamic Republic of) 0.437 0.534 0.636 0.671 0.703 0.707 0.707
89. Oman .. .. .. 0.694 0.703 0.704 0.705
90. Tonga .. 0.649 0.681 0.696 0.701 0.703 0.704
91. Azerbaijan .. .. .. .. .. 0.699 0.700
92. Turkey 0.463 0.558 0.634 0.671 0.690 0.696 0.699
93. Belize 0.619 0.651 0.668 0.689 0.696 0.698 0.699
94. Tunisia 0.450 0.542 0.630 0.667 0.692 0.698 0.698
95. Jordan 0.541 0.591 0.646 0.673 0.694 0.697 0.698
96. Algeria 0.454 0.551 0.624 0.667 0.691 0.696 0.698
97. Sri Lanka 0.539 0.583 0.633 0.662 0.680 0.686 0.691
98. Dominican Republic 0.532 0.577 0.640 0.658 0.680 0.686 0.689
99. Samoa .. .. 0.657 0.676 0.685 0.686 0.688
100. Fiji 0.566 0.624 0.668 0.678 0.685 0.687 0.688
101. China 0.404 0.490 0.588 0.633 0.674 0.682 0.687
102. Turkmenistan .. .. .. 0.654 0.677 0.681 0.686
103. Thailand 0.486 0.566 0.626 0.656 0.673 0.680 0.682
104. Suriname .. .. .. 0.659 0.674 0.677 0.680
105. El Salvador 0.466 0.524 0.619 0.652 0.669 0.672 0.674
106. Gabon 0.522 0.605 0.621 0.648 0.664 0.670 0.674
107. Paraguay 0.544 0.572 0.612 0.635 0.651 0.662 0.665
108. Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 0.507 0.560 0.612 0.649 0.656 0.660 0.663
109. Maldives .. .. 0.576 0.619 0.650 0.658 0.661
110. Mongolia .. 0.540 0.555 0.611 0.642 0.647 0.653
111. Moldova (Republic of) .. .. 0.586 0.631 0.638 0.644 0.649
112. Philippines 0.550 0.571 0.602 0.622 0.636 0.641 0.644
113. Egypt 0.406 0.497 0.585 0.611 0.638 0.644 0.644
114. Palestine, State of .. .. .. .. .. 0.640 0.641
115. Uzbekistan .. .. .. 0.611 0.631 0.636 0.641
116. Micronesia (Federated States of) .. .. .. 0.633 0.635 0.635 0.636
117. Guyana 0.501 0.489 0.579 0.606 0.624 0.629 0.633
118. Botswana 0.446 0.594 0.585 0.601 0.626 0.631 0.633
119. Syrian Arab Republic 0.497 0.548 0.583 0.621 0.630 0.631 0.632
120. Namibia .. 0.564 0.577 0.593 0.617 0.622 0.625
121. Honduras 0.451 0.513 0.569 0.597 0.619 0.623 0.625
122. Kiribati .. .. .. .. .. 0.621 0.624
123. South Africa 0.564 0.615 0.616 0.599 0.610 0.615 0.619
124. Indonesia 0.423 0.481 0.543 0.572 0.607 0.613 0.617
125. Vanuatu .. .. .. .. .. 0.615 0.617
126. Kyrgyzstan .. .. 0.577 0.595 0.611 0.611 0.615
127. Tajikistan .. .. 0.527 0.575 0.600 0.604 0.607
128. Viet Nam .. 0.435 0.528 0.561 0.584 0.590 0.593
129. Nicaragua 0.457 0.473 0.533 0.566 0.582 0.587 0.589
130. Morocco 0.364 0.435 0.507 0.552 0.575 0.579 0.582
131. Guatemala 0.428 0.462 0.525 0.550 0.569 0.573 0.574
132. Iraq .. .. .. 0.552 0.565 0.567 0.573
133. Cape Verde .. .. 0.523 0.543 0.564 0.566 0.568
134. India 0.344 0.410 0.461 0.504 0.535 0.542 0.547
135. Ghana 0.385 0.418 0.451 0.484 0.527 0.533 0.541
136. Equatorial Guinea .. .. 0.488 0.516 0.534 0.534 0.537
137. Congo 0.465 0.502 0.478 0.506 0.523 0.528 0.533
138. Lao People's Democratic Republic .. 0.376 0.448 0.484 0.514 0.520 0.524
139. Cambodia .. .. 0.438 0.491 0.513 0.518 0.523
140. Swaziland .. 0.526 0.492 0.493 0.515 0.520 0.522
141. Bhutan .. .. .. .. .. 0.518 0.522
142. Solomon Islands .. .. 0.479 0.502 0.504 0.507 0.510
143. Kenya 0.420 0.456 0.443 0.467 0.499 0.505 0.509
144. Sao Tome and Principe .. .. .. 0.483 0.503 0.506 0.509
145. Pakistan 0.359 0.399 0.436 0.480 0.499 0.503 0.504
146. Bangladesh 0.303 0.352 0.422 0.462 0.491 0.496 0.500
147. Timor-Leste .. .. 0.404 0.448 0.487 0.491 0.495
148. Angola .. .. 0.384 0.445 0.481 0.482 0.486
149. Myanmar 0.279 0.298 0.380 0.436 0.474 0.479 0.483
150. Cameroon 0.370 0.427 0.427 0.449 0.475 0.479 0.482
151. Madagascar .. .. 0.427 0.465 0.483 0.481 0.480
152. Tanzania (United Republic of) .. 0.352 0.364 0.420 0.454 0.461 0.466
153. Papua New Guinea 0.313 0.368 0.423 0.435 0.457 0.462 0.466
154. Yemen .. .. 0.374 0.422 0.452 0.460 0.462
155. Senegal 0.317 0.365 0.399 0.432 0.453 0.457 0.459
156. Nigeria .. .. .. 0.429 0.449 0.454 0.459
157. Nepal 0.242 0.340 0.398 0.424 0.449 0.455 0.458
158. Haiti 0.332 0.397 0.421 0.429 0.449 0.449 0.454
159. Mauritania 0.332 0.353 0.410 0.432 0.447 0.451 0.453
160. Lesotho 0.418 0.470 0.427 0.417 0.440 0.446 0.450
161. Uganda .. 0.299 0.372 0.401 0.438 0.442 0.446
162. Togo 0.347 0.368 0.408 0.419 0.429 0.433 0.435
163. Comoros .. .. .. 0.428 0.430 0.431 0.433
164. Zambia 0.401 0.394 0.371 0.394 0.419 0.425 0.430
165. Djibouti .. .. .. 0.402 0.425 0.427 0.430
166. Rwanda 0.275 0.232 0.313 0.376 0.419 0.425 0.429
167. Benin 0.252 0.316 0.378 0.409 0.422 0.425 0.427
168. Gambia 0.272 0.317 0.360 0.384 0.413 0.418 0.420
169. Sudan 0.264 0.298 0.357 0.383 0.403 0.406 0.408
170. Côte d'Ivoire 0.347 0.361 0.374 0.383 0.397 0.401 0.400
171. Malawi 0.270 0.291 0.343 0.351 0.387 0.395 0.400
172. Afghanistan 0.198 0.246 0.230 0.340 0.387 0.394 0.398
173. Zimbabwe 0.366 0.425 0.372 0.347 0.349 0.364 0.376
174. Ethiopia .. .. 0.274 0.313 0.353 0.358 0.363
175. Mali 0.174 0.204 0.275 0.319 0.352 0.356 0.359
176. Guinea-Bissau .. .. .. 0.340 0.348 0.351 0.353
177. Eritrea .. .. .. .. .. 0.345 0.349
178. Guinea .. .. .. 0.326 0.341 0.342 0.344
179. Central African Republic 0.283 0.310 0.306 0.311 0.334 0.339 0.343
180. Sierra Leone 0.248 0.241 0.252 0.306 0.329 0.334 0.336
181. Burkina Faso .. .. .. 0.302 0.326 0.329 0.331
182. Liberia 0.335 .. 0.306 0.300 0.320 0.325 0.329
183. Chad .. .. 0.286 0.312 0.323 0.326 0.328
184. Mozambique .. 0.200 0.245 0.285 0.312 0.317 0.322
185. Burundi 0.200 0.250 0.245 0.267 0.308 0.313 0.316
186. Niger 0.177 0.193 0.229 0.265 0.285 0.293 0.295
187. Congo (Democratic Republic of the) 0.282 0.289 0.224 0.260 0.277 0.282 0.286
source: "Human Development Report 2011", United Nations Development Programme.
note: The index number, reported in the Human Development Report, is an indication of where a country is developmentwise. Countries with an index over 0.800 are part of the Very High Human Development group. Between 0.700 and 0.800 High Human Development, between 0.500 and 0.700 Medium Human Development and below 0.500 Low Human Development group.