Published On: Fri, Dec 16th, 2011

Current Affairs -Human Development Report 2011

The 2011 Report—Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All—released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on November 2, 2011, notes that Norway, Australia and the Netherlands lead the world in the 2011 Human Development Index (HDI), while the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Niger and Burundi are at the bottom of the Human Development Report’s annual rankings of national achievement in health, education and income.

The United States, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Germany and Sweden round out the top 10 countries in the 2011 HDI, but when the Index is adjusted for internal inequalities in health, education and income, some of the wealthiest nations drop out of the HDI’s top 20: the United States falls from #4 to #23, the Republic of Korea from #15 to #32, and Israel from #17 to #25.

India is ranked 134, the same as in 2010. Gender Inequality Index ranks India at 129 and Inequality Adjusted HDI rank is 93.

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  1. Naveen says:

    Lot of theories can be placed to improve the HDI. But all eventually says that it’s the result of overall attitude of individual as a citizen of that country. And literally the state’s attitude.

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