List of African countries by Human Development Index

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Human Development Index is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, and standards of living for countries worldwide. It is a standard means of measuring well-being. It is used to distinguish whether the country is a developed, developing, or underdeveloped country, and also to measure the impact of economic policies on quality of life. Countries (almost all UN member states and a couple of special territories) fall into three broad categories based on their HDI: high, medium, and low human development.

List of African countries[edit]

The following is list of Africa countries by Human Development Index:

Very High Human Development
Rank Country HDI World rank
1  Seychelles 0.806 46
High Human Development
Rank Country HDI World rank
2  Libya 0.769 64
3  Mauritius 0.737 80
4  Algeria 0.713 93
5  Tunisia 0.712 94
Medium Human Development
Rank Country HDI World rank
6  Gabon 0.683 106
7  Egypt 0.662 112
8  Botswana 0.634 119
9  South Africa 0.629 121
10  Namibia 0.608 128
11  Morocco 0.591 130
12  Cape Verde 0.586 132
13  Ghana 0.558 135
14  Kenya 0.554 136
15  Swaziland 0.536 141
Low Human Development
Rank Country HDI World rank
16  Republic of the Congo 0.534 142
17  São Tomé and Príncipe 0.525
18  Equatorial Guinea 0.519
19  Angola 0.508 148
20  Cameroon 0.495 150
21  Madagascar 0.483 151
22  Tanzania 0.476 152
23  Nigeria 0.471 153
24  Senegal 0.470 154
25  Mauritania 0.467 155
26  Lesotho 0.461 158
27  Togo 0.459 159
28  Uganda 0.456 161
29  Zambia 0.448 163
30  Djibouti 0.445 164
31  Gambia 0.439 165
32  Benin 0.436 166
33  Rwanda 0.434 167
34  Côte d'Ivoire 0.432 168
35  Comoros 0.429 169
36  Malawi 0.418 170
37  Sudan 0.414 171
38  Zimbabwe 0.397 172
39  Ethiopia 0.396 173
40  Liberia 0.388 174
41  Guinea-Bissau 0.364 176
42  Sierra Leone 0.359 177
43  Burundi 0.355 178
44  Guinea 0.355 178
45  Central African Republic 0.352 180
46  Eritrea 0.351 181
47  Mali 0.344 182
48  Burkina Faso 0.343 183
49  Chad 0.340 184
50  Mozambique 0.327 185
51  Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.304 186
52  Niger 0.304 187
Unavailable Data
Rank Country HDI World rank
 Somalia
 South Sudan
 Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

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