The map of the world by how developed countries are

Louis Dor
Thursday 23 March 2017 16:00
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Recently, a subreddit devoted to maps uploaded a graphic featuring Europe, coded by ranking in the Human Development Index

The Human Development Index (HDI) was created by the United Nations Development Programme to emphasise that people and their capabilities should be the ultimate criteria for assessing the development of a country, not economic growth alone.

Norway takes the top spot, while the UK ranks 16th.

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You can browse a map of the full index, below:

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The HDI strives to include as many UN member countries as possible, but it requires recent, reliable and comparable data for all three dimensions of the index.

Sometimes, this is not the case, which can explain why 188 countries are included, but some are not.

The index aims to highlight areas in which countries with a similar overall score differ, to stimulate policy debate at a government level, while also drawing attention to development issues around the world.

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