Table 7

Selected international and Aboriginal HDI scores, 2001

HDI Rank

Country

HDI Score


Selected Countries with High Human Development (0.800–1)

1

Norway

.944

2

Iceland

.942

3

Sweden

.941

4

Australia

.939

5

Netherlands

.938

6

Belgium

.937

7

United States

.937

8

Canada

.937

9

Japan

.932

13

United Kingdom

.930

16

Austria

.929

17

France

.925

19

Spain

.925

20

New Zealand

.917

23

Portugal

.896

30

Republic of Korea

.879

U.S. American Indian and Alaska Native

.877

32

Czech Republic

.861

Canadian Aboriginal Population

.851

34

Argentina

.849

42

Costa Rica

.831

43

Chile

.831

52

Cuba

.806

53

Belarus

.804

54

Trinidad and Tobago

.802

55

Mexico

.800

Selected Countries with Medium Human Development (0.500 – 0.799)

73

Saudi Arabia

.769

New Zealand Māori

.767

75

Ukraine

.766

85

Philippines

.751

94

Dominican Republic

.737

103

Cape Verde

.727

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

.724

104

China

.721

105

El Salvador

.719

120

Egypt

.648

Selected Countries with Low Human Development (0. – 0.499)

142

Cameroon

0.499

150

Haiti

0.467

161

Côte d'Ivoire

0.396


Source: UNDP (2003); Authors' Calculations

Cooke et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2007 7:9   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-7-9

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