The Netherlands ranks 3rd in 2011 Human Development Index

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)

Useful links
 Download the 2011 Report
 Read the 2011 Report Summary
 View the 2011 Human Development Index

human development report 2011

Highest-ranking countries
 The Netherlands
 United States
 New Zealand
 Hong Kong, China (SAR)
 Republic of Korea

Lowest-ranking countries
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Burkina Faso
 Sierra Leone
 Central African Republic



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