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Human Development Index (HDI) ,, Kuwait is ranked 31 with 0.916

I found this interesting fact about Kuwait concerning it’s rank among developing and developed countries. I came across the Human Development Index (HDI) which is an index used to rank countries by level of “human development”, which usually also implies whether a country is developed, developing, or underdeveloped.

The 2009 report was released on October 5, 2009, and covers the period up to 2007. It was titled “Overcoming barriers: Human mobility and development”. The top countries by HDI were grouped in a new category called “Very High Human Development”. The report refers to these countries as “developed countries”. They are:

  1.  Norway 0.971 (▲ 1)
  2.  Australia 0.970 (▲ 2)
  3.  Iceland 0.969 (▼ 2)
  4.  Canada 0.966 (▼ 1)
  5.  Ireland 0.965 (▬)
  6.  Netherlands 0.964 (▬)
  7.  Sweden 0.963 (▬)
  8.  France 0.961 (▲ 3)
  9.  Switzerland 0.960 (▬)
  10.  Japan 0.960 (▬)
  11.  Luxembourg 0.960 (▼ 3)
  12.  Finland 0.959 (▲ 1)
  13.  United States 0.956 (▼ 1)
  14.  Austria 0.955 (▲ 2)
  15.  Spain 0.955 (▬)
  16.  Denmark 0.955 (▼ 2)
  17.  Belgium 0.953 (▬)
  18.  Italy 0.951 (▲ 1)
  19.  Liechtenstein 0.951 (▼ 1)
  20.  New Zealand 0.950 (▬)
  21.  United Kingdom 0.947 (▬)
  22.  Germany 0.947 (▬)
  23.  Singapore 0.944 (▲ 1)
  24.  Hong Kong 0.944 (▼ 1)
  25.  Greece 0.942 (▬)
  26.  South Korea 0.937 (▬)
  27.  Israel 0.935 (▲ 1)
  28.  Andorra 0.934 (▼ 1)
  29.  Slovenia 0.929 (▬)
  30.  Brunei 0.920 (▬)
  31.  Kuwait 0.916 (▬)
  32.  Cyprus 0.914 (▬)
  33.  Qatar 0.910 (▲ 1)
  34.  Portugal 0.909 (▼ 1)
  35.  United Arab Emirates 0.903 (▲ 2)
  36.  Czech Republic 0.903 (▬)
  37.  Barbados 0.903 (▲ 2)
  38.  Malta 0.902 (▼ 3)
   

 

here is the link to the report:

http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR_2009_EN_Complete.pdf

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