TABLE-UN country rankings for human development

Wed Nov 2, 2011 10:01am EDT

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COPENHAGEN, Nov 2 (Reuters) - 	
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has compiled
rankings of 187 countries according to their wealth, education
levels and life expectancy.	
    Below are the top and bottom 20 ranked states in the latest
Human Development Index (HDI).	
    The right-hand column shows the countries' rankings in the
UNDP's inequality-adjusted human development index, which takes
into account inequalities in income levels, health and
education. 	
    For a story on the index see 	
    	
                        INEQUALITY-ADJUSTED	
    HDI RANK                   HDI RANK	
    1 Norway                            1	
    2 Australia                         2	
    3 Netherlands                       4	
    4 United States                    23	
    5 New Zealand                      ..	
    6 Canada                           12	
    7 Ireland                               6	
    8 Lichtenstein                     ..	
    9 Germany                               7	
   10 Sweden                            3	
   11 Switzerland                       9	
   12 Japan                            ..	
   13 Hong Kong                        ..	
   14 Iceland                               5	
   15 South Korea                      28	
   16 Denmark                               8	
   17 Israel                           21	
   18 Belgium                              15	
   19 Austria                              14	
   20 France                           16	
    	
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  168 Gambia                            ..	
  169 Sudan                             ..	
  170 Ivory Coast                      124	
  171 Malawi                           120	
  172 Afghanistan                       ..	
  173 Zimbabwe                         122	
  174 Ethiopia                         123	
  175 Mali                              ..	
  176 Guinea-Bissau                    129	
  177 Eritrea                               ..	
  178 Guinea                           128	
  179 Central African Republic         130	
  180 Sierra Leone                     131	
  181 Burkina Faso                     126	
  182 Liberia                              127	
  183 Chad                             132	
  184 Mozambique                       125	
  185 Burundi                               ..	
  186 Niger                            133	
  187 Democratic Republic of the Congo 134  	
    	
    Source: UNDP Human Development Report 2011
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