The UN Human Development Index in two graphics

Rosie Collington@rosie_col_
Friday 25 July 2014 20:40

The annual United Nations Human Development Index report assesses vulnerabilities on a national level and seeks to provide ways to make countries more resilient.

It does, as you'd expect, make depressing reading at times.

The ten countries with the highest development index rating:

1 Norway

2 Australia

3 Switzerland

4 Netherlands


6 Germany

7 New Zealand

8 Canada

9 Singapore

10 Denmark

The ten countries with the lowest highest development index rating:

178 Mozambique

179 Guinea

180 Burundi

181 Burkina Faso

182 Eritrea

183 Sierra Leone

184 Chad

185 Central African Republic

186 Democratic Republic of the Congo

187 Niger

Read the report in full