The second part of the Report is called High Human Development and the three Baltic countries are listed in here where Estonia is taking the 40th position, Lithuania 46th and Latvia 48th. Poland is very close here being in the position number 41.

The worst situation is defined to be in Niger, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone being at the very end of the Low Human Development list.

United Nations development program (UNDP) index was prepared based on the data of 2007 about GDP per capital, education and life expectancy. It has shown tremendous differences among developed and developing countries.  

The life expectancy indicator in Niger taking the lowest position in the lists was 50 years and that is approximately 30 years shorter than in Norway. A Norwegian earns 85 dollars when a Niger citizen gets 1 dollar for the same job done.

Half of the people in the list of the 24 poorest were illiterate while in the list of medium developed countries this number was only 20%.

UNDP is announcing this kind of statistics since 1990. It has announced that global social development increased 15% since 1980’s and the biggest achievements were reached by China, Iran and Nepal.

The 10 countries of the Very High Human Development
  1. Norway
  2. Australia
  3. Iceland
  4. Canada
  5. Ireland
  6. Netherlands
  7. Sweden
  8. France
  9. Switzerland
  10. Japan

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