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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 2004, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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1 Norway

2 Sweden

3 Australia

4 Canada

5 Netherlands

6 Belgium

7 Iceland

8 United States

9 Japan

10 Ireland

11 Switzerland

12 United Kingdom

13 Finland

14 Austria

15 Luxembourg

16 France

17 Denmark

18 New Zealand

19 Germany

20 Spain

21 Italy

22 Israel

23 Hong Kong,China (SAR)

24 Greece

25 Singapore

26 Portugal

27 Slovenia

28 Korea,Rep. of

29 Barbados

30 Cyprus

31 Malta

32 Czech Republic

33 Brunei Darussalam

34 Argentina

35 Seychelles

36 Estonia

37 Poland

38 Hungary

39 Saint Kitts and Nevis

40 Bahrain

41 Lithuania

42 Slovakia

43 Chile

44 Kuwait

45 Costa Rica

46 Uruguay

47 Qatar

48 Croatia

49 United Arab Emirates

50 Latvia

51 Bahamas

52 Cuba

53 Mexico

54 Trinidad and Tobago

55 Antigua and Barbuda

56 Bulgaria

57 Russian Federation

58 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

59 Malaysia

60 Macedonia,TFYR

61 Panama

62 Belarus

63 Tonga

64 Mauritius

65 Albania

66 Bosnia and Herzegovina

67 Suriname

68 Venezuela

69 Romania

70 Ukraine

71 Saint Lucia

72 Brazil

73 Colombia

74 Oman

75 Samoa (Western)

76 Thailand

77 Saudi Arabia

78 Kazakhstan

79 Jamaica

80 Lebanon

81 Fiji

82 Armenia

83 Philippines

84 Maldives

85 Peru

86 Turkmenistan

87 St.Vincent & the Grenadines

88 Turkey

89 Paraguay

90 Jordan

91 Azerbaijan

92 Tunisia

93 Grenada

94 China

95 Dominica

96 Sri Lanka

97 Georgia

98 Dominican Republic

99 Belize

100 Ecuador

101 Iran, Islamic Rep. of

102 Occupied Palestinian Territories

103 El Salvador

104 Guyana

105 Cape Verde

106 Syrian Arab Republic

107 Uzbekistan

108 Algeria

109 Equatorial Guinea

110 Kyrgyzstan

111 Indonesia

112 Viet Nam

113 Moldova,Rep. of

114 Bolivia

115 Honduras

116 Tajikistan

117 Mongolia

118 Nicaragua

119 South Africa

120 Egypt

121 Guatemala

122 Gabon

123 São Tomé and Principe

124 Solomon Islands

125 Morocco

126 Namibia

127 India

128 Botswana

129 Vanuatu

130 Cambodia

131 Ghana

132 Myanmar

133 Papua New Guinea

134 Bhutan

135 Lao People’s Dem.Rep.

136 Comoros

137 Swaziland

138 Bangladesh

139 Sudan

140 Nepal

141 Cameroon

142 Pakistan

143 Togo

144 Congo

145 Lesotho

146 Uganda

147 Zimbabwe

148 Kenya

149 Yemen

150 Madagascar

151 Nigeria

152 Mauritania

153 Haiti

154 Djibouti

155 Gambia

156 Eritrea

157 Senegal

158 Timor-Leste

159 Rwanda

160 Guinea

161 Benin

162 Tanzania, U.Rep. of

163 Côte d’Ivoire

164 Zambia

165 Malawi

166 Angola

167 Chad

168 Congo,Dem.Rep. of the

169 Central African Republic

170 Ethiopia

171 Mozambique

172 Guinea-Bissau

173 Burundi

174 Mali

175 Burkina Faso

176 Niger

177 Sierra Leone

The human development index (HDI) is a composite index that measures the average achievements in a country in three basic dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, as measured by life expectancy at birth; knowledge, as measured by the adult literacy rate and the combined gross enrolment ratio for primary, secondary and tertiary schools; and a decent standard of living, as measured by GDP per capita in purchasing power parity (PPP) US dollars. The index is constructed using indicators that are currently available globally, and a methodology that is simple and transparent. While the concept of human development is much broader than any single composite index can measure, the HDI offers a powerful alternative to income as a summary measure of human well-being. It provides a useful entry point into the rich information contained in the subsequent indicator tables on different aspects of human development.

The HDI in the United Nation's Report is constructed to compare country achievements across all levels of human development. The indicators currently used in the HDI yield very small differences among the top HDI countries, and thus the top of the HDI rankings often reflects only the very small differences in these underlying indicators. For these high-income countries an alternative index—the human poverty index. The state of human development)—can better reflect the extent of human deprivation that still exists among these populations and help direct the focus of public policies.

The human poverty index ranking for selected 17 OECD countries, reflects deprivations in four dimensions:
  • A long and healthy life—vulnerability to death at a relatively early age, as measured by the probability at birth of not surviving to age 60.
  • Knowledge—exclusion from the world of reading and communications, as measured by the percentage of adults (aged 16–65) lacking functional literacy skills.
  • A decent standard of living—as measured by the percentage of people living below the income poverty line (50% of the median adjusted household disposable income).
  • Social exclusion—as measured by the rate of long-term unemployment (12 months or more).
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It's tough in the Congo.

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We keep dropping in this ranking the last few years. It's time for a change! We were third, then 4th, now we're only 6th!

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Poor Sierra Leone. I hardly know anything about the place, but it's almost always last.

Well, I walk into the room
Passing out hundred dollar bills
And it kills and it thrills like the horns on my Silverado grill
And I buy the bar a double round of crown
And everybody's getting down
And this town ain't never gonna be the same.
Cause I saddle up my horse and I ride into the city
I make a lot of noise
Cause the girls, they are so pretty...

ez Amélie!

"My coach told me I had to expect, you know, some long rallies and stuff. So, you know, I was ready for this."
--Amelie Mauresmo breaking down the intricate nature of Team Mauresmo coaching strategies.
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