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2014 Human Development Report Launch in Tokyo, Japan

2014 Human Development Index

Very high human development

High human development

1 Norway 50 Uruguay
2 Australia 51 Bahamas
3 Switzerland 51 Montenegro
4 Netherlands 53 Belarus
5 United States 54 Romania
6 Germany 55 Libya
7 New Zealand 56 Oman
8 Canada 57 Russian Federation
9 Singapore 58 Bulgaria
10 Denmark 59 Barbados
11 Ireland 60 Palau
12 Sweden 61 Antigua and Barbuda
13 Iceland 62 Malaysia
14 United Kingdom 63 Mauritius
15 Hong Kong, China (SAR) 64 Trinidad and Tobago
15 Korea (Republic of) 65 Lebanon
17 Japan 65 Panama
18 Liechtenstein 67 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
19 Israel 68 Costa Rica
20 France 69 Turkey
21 Austria 70 Kazakhstan
21 Belgium 71 Mexico
21 Luxembourg 71 Seychelles
24 Finland 73 Saint Kitts and Nevis
25 Slovenia 73 Sri Lanka
26 Italy 75 Iran (Islamic Republic of)
27 Spain 76 Azerbaijan
28 Czech Republic 77 Jordan
29 Greece 77 Serbia
30 Brunei Darussalam 79 Brazil
31 Qatar 79 Georgia
32 Cyprus 79 Grenada
33 Estonia 82 Peru
34 Saudi Arabia 83 Ukraine
35 Lithuania 84 Belize
35 Poland 84 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
37 Andorra 86 Bosnia and Herzegovina
37 Slovakia 87 Armenia
39 Malta 88 Fiji
40 United Arab Emirates 89 Thailand
41 Chile 90 Tunisia
41 Portugal 91 China
43 Hungary 91 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
44 Bahrain 93 Algeria
44 Cuba 93 Dominica
46 Kuwait 95 Albania
47 Croatia 96 Jamaica
48 Latvia 97 Saint Lucia
49 Argentina 98 Colombia
98 Ecuador
100 Suriname
100 Tonga
102 Dominican Republic


Medium Human Development

Low human development

103 Maldives 145 Nepal
103 Mongolia 146 Pakistan
103 Turkmenistan 147 Kenya
106 Samoa 148 Swaziland
107 Palestine, State of 149 Angola
108 Indonesia 150 Myanmar
109 Botswana 151 Rwanda
110 Egypt 152 Cameroon
111 Paraguay 152 Nigeria
112 Gabon 154 Yemen
113 Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 155 Madagascar
114 Moldova (Republic of) 156 Zimbabwe
115 El Salvador 157 Papua New Guinea
116 Uzbekistan 157 Solomon Islands
117 Philippines 159 Comoros
118 South Africa 159 Tanzania (United Republic of)
118 Syrian Arab Republic 161 Mauritania
120 Iraq 162 Lesotho
121 Guyana 163 Senegal
121 Viet Nam 164 Uganda
123 Cape Verde 165 Benin
124 Micronesia (Federated States of) 166 Sudan
125 Guatemala 166 Togo
125 Kyrgyzstan 168 Haiti
127 Namibia 169 Afghanistan
128 Timor-Leste 170 Djibouti
129 Honduras 171 Côte d'Ivoire
129 Morocco 172 Gambia
131 Vanuatu 173 Ethiopia
132 Nicaragua 174 Malawi
133 Kiribati 175 Liberia
133 Tajikistan 176 Mali
135 India 177 Guinea-Bissau
136 Bhutan 178 Mozambique
136 Cambodia 179 Guinea
138 Ghana 180 Burundi
139 Lao People's Democratic Republic 181 Burkina Faso
140 Congo 182 Eritrea
141 Zambia 183 Sierra Leone
142 Bangladesh 184 Chad
142 Sao Tome and Principe 185 Central African Republic
144 Equatorial Guinea 186 Congo (Democratic Republic of the)
187 Niger


The 2014 Human Development Report - Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience provides a fresh perspective on vulnerability and proposes ways to strengthen resilience.

According to income-based measures of poverty, 1.2 billion people live with $1.25 or less a day. However, according to the UNDP Multidimensional Poverty Index, almost 1.5 billion people in 91 developing countries are living in poverty with overlapping deprivations in health, education and living standards. And although poverty is declining overall, almost 800 million people are at risk of falling back into poverty if setbacks occur. Many people face either structural or life-cycle vulnerabilities.


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Global Launch Tokyo

The 2014 Human Development Report ‘Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience’ was launched on 24 July in Tokyo, Japan launched here today by Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and Director of the Human Development Report Office Khalid Malik.

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