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The Netherlands ranks 3rd in 2011 Human Development Index09 November 2011, by IamExpat Spotter
The Netherlands ranks 3rd in 2011 Human Development Index (HDI) by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The 2011 HDI covers a record 187 countries and territories. To enable cross-country comparisons, the HDI is calculated based on data from leading international data agencies and other credible data sources.
The Human Development Index (HDI) is a summary measure of human development and measures the average achievements in a country in three basic dimensions:
› A long and healthy life, as measured by life expectancy at birth
› Knowledge, as measured by the adult literacy rate and the combined primary, secondary and tertiary gross enrolment ratio
› A decent standard of living, as measured by Gross Domestic Product per capita (Purchasing Parity Power in US dollars)
› The Netherlands
› United States
› New Zealand
› Hong Kong, China (SAR)
› Republic of Korea
› Democratic Republic of the Congo
› Burkina Faso
› Sierra Leone
› Central African Republic