Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Human Development Report 2009

Norway's the No1 place to be according to the annual UN human development index by UNDP (United Nations Human Developement Programme).
Out on 05 oct 2009.

[AFP] (...) Norway takes the number one spot in the annual United Nations human development index released Monday but China has made the biggest strides in improving the well-being of its citizens. The index compiled by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) ranks 182 countries based on such criteria as life expectancy, literacy, school enrolment and gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. Norway, Australia and Iceland took the first three spots while Niger ranks at the very bottom, just below Afghanistan. (...)

Greece in the other hand has dropped down only by 1 place (from 24 to 25), which is actually not that optimistic, since other much stronger european economies, where hit much earlier and much harder than Greece who has only started to feel the recession's aftershocks following summer.

For the 2009 Human Developement Report click here or here. (PDF)
For the 2007/8 Human Developement Report click here or here.

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