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Human development index: lowest

HDI scale 0-100 2015

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Central African Rep.
    Result
    35.2
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Niger
    Result
    35.3
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Chad
    Result
    39.6
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Burkina Faso
    Result
    40.2
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Burundi
    Result
    40.4
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Guinea
    Result
    41.4
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    South Sudan
    Result
    41.8
  8. Rank
    Country
    Mozambique
    Result
    41.8
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Eritrea
    Result
    42.0
  10. Rank
    Country
    Sierra Leone
    Result
    42.0
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Guinea-Bissau
    Result
    42.4
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Liberia
    Result
    42.7
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Congo-Kinshasa
    Result
    43.5
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Mali
    Result
    44.2
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Ethiopia
    Result
    44.8
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Gambia, The
    Result
    45.2
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Ivory Coast
    Result
    47.4
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Malawi
    Result
    47.6
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Afghanistan
    Result
    47.9
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Yemen
    Result
    48.2
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Benin
    Result
    48.5
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Togo
    Result
    48.7
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Sudan
    Result
    49.0
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Uganda
    Result
    49.3
  25. Rank
    Country
    Haiti
    Result
    49.3
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Senegal
    Result
    49.4
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Lesotho
    Result
    49.7
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    Rwanda
    Result
    49.8
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Madagascar
    Result
    51.2
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Mauritania
    Result
    51.3

Index key & notes

Notes

GDP or GDP per person is often taken as a measure of how developed a country is, but its usefulness is limited as it refers only to economic welfare. The UN Development Programme combines statistics on average and expected years of schooling and life expectancy with income levels (now GNI per person, valued in PPP US$). The HDI is shown here scaled from 0 to 100; countries scoring over 80 are considered to have very high human development, 70-79 high, 55-69 medium and those under 55 low.

Source: UNDP