Norway most developed, Zimbabwe least developed--UN
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Norway most developed, Zimbabwe least developed--UN

Manila : Philippines | Nov 04, 2010 at 8:42 AM PDT
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UNDP: Why human development report?

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released the 2010 Human Development Index (HDI) Report.

This report introduced a new way of measuring development by combining indicators of health, education and wealth into one index, the HDI.

According to the UNDP Website, "Human Development is a development paradigm that is about much more than the rise or fall of national incomes. It is about creating an environment in which people can develop their full potential and lead productive, creative lives in accord with their needs and interests.

"People are the real wealth of nations. Development is thus about expanding the choices people have to lead lives that they value. And it is thus about much more than economic growth, which is only a means —if a very important one —of enlarging people’s choices."

Here is the 2010 HDI list of top ten and bottom ten countries.

1. Norway

2. Australia

3. New Zealand

4. United States

5. Ireland

6. Liechtenstein

7. Netherlands

8. Canada

9. Sweden

10. Germany

160. Mali

161. Burkina Faso

162. Liberia

163. Chad

164. Guinea-Bissau

165. Mozambique

166. Burundi

167. Niger

168. Congo (Democratic Republic of the)

169. Zimbabwe

Find your country here.

Gino C. Matibag is based in Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines, and is a Stringer for Allvoices.
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