HDI Rank in 2022




UNDP Human Development Index Scores for 2022

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The Human Development Index (HDI), developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), ranks countries by their level of human development by three aspects of human progress—health, education, and standard of living. These dimensions are quantified through life expectancy at birth, a combination of expected and mean years of schooling, and Gross National Income (GNI) per capita, adjusted for purchasing power parity (PPP).

This map shows the latest findings from the UNDP’s Human Development Report 2023-24, with the overall HDI scores for countries in 2022—the most current year for which data are available, as well as the country rank, and change in HDI value since 1990, 2000,2015 and 2021.

The overall HDI ranges from 0 to 1 — where higher values indicate higher levels of human development.

The rankings for 2022 highlights significant disparities in human development across the globe. At the top, Switzerland had a HDI score of 0.967, followed by Norway at 0.966, and Iceland at 0.959. The lowest HDI scores in 2022 were in Somalia, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Chad, and Niger.

Compared to 1990, Mozambique, Niger and Myanmar have seen the largest % increases in their HDI scores. Still, in 2022, Mozambique and Niger were ranked among the lowest in the world at 183 and 189 respectively.

Since 2015, Bangladesh has seen the largest increase, while Botswana saw the largest increase from 2021 to 2022. Notably, since 2015, several countries have seen a decline in their scores, including Timor-Leste, Venezuela and Yemen.

To explore the HDI data in further detail: