List of sovereign states in Asia and Oceania by Human Development Index

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This is a list of sovereign states in Asia and Oceania by Human Development Index as included in a United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Report (released in 2015). It covers the member states of the United Nations,[nb 1] along with Hong Kong (of the People's Republic of China), and the Palestinian territories; Some UN member states are not included due to lack of data. The average HDI of regions of the World and groups of countries are also included for comparison.

The Human Development Index (HDI) 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, especially child welfare. It is used to distinguish whether the country is a developed, a developing or an under-developed country, and also to measure the impact of economic policies on quality of life. The index was developed in 1990 by Pakistani economist Mahbub ul Haq[1] and Indian economist Amartya Sen.[2]

Due to the new methodology adopted in 2013 HD Report, its HDI figures appear lower than the HDI figures in previous reports.

Asia and Oceania[edit]

State (58) HDI
2012[3] 2013[4] 2014[5]
 Afghanistan 0.374 0.468 0.465
 Australia 0.938 0.954 0.935
 Bahrain 0.796 0.815 0.824
 Bangladesh 0.515 0.558 0.570
 Bhutan 0.538 0.584 0.605
 Brunei 0.855 0.852 0.856
 Cambodia 0.543 0.584 0.555
 China 0.699 0.719 0.727
 Cyprus 0.848 0.845 0.850
 Fiji 0.702 0.724 0.727
 Hong Kong 0.906 0.891 0.910
 India 0.554 0.586 0.609
 Indonesia 0.629 0.684 0.684
 Iran 0.742 0.749 0.766
 Iraq 0.590 0.642 0.654
 Israel 0.900 0.888 0.894
 Japan 0.912 0.890 0.891
 Jordan 0.700 0.745 0.748
 Kazakhstan 0.754 0.757 0.788
 Kiribati 0.629 0.607 0.590
 Kuwait 0.790 0.814 0.816
 Kyrgyzstan 0.622 0.628 0.655
 Laos 0.543 0.569 0.575
 Lebanon 0.745 0.765 0.769
 Malaysia 0.769 0.773 0.779
 Maldives 0.688 0.698 0.706
 Marshall Islands
 Micronesia 0.645 0.630 0.640
 Mongolia 0.675 0.698 0.727
 Myanmar 0.498 0.524 0.536
 Nauru
   Nepal 0.463 0.540 0.548
 New Zealand 0.919 0.910 0.913
 Oman 0.731 0.783 0.793
 Pakistan 0.515 0.537 0.538
 Palau 0.791 0.775 0.780
 Palestine 0.670 0.686 0.677
 Papua New Guinea 0.466 0.491 0.505
 Philippines 0.654 0.660 0.668
 Qatar 0.834 0.851 0.850
 Samoa 0.702 0.694 0.702
 Saudi Arabia 0.782 0.836 0.837
 Singapore 0.895 0.901 0.912
 Solomon Islands 0.530 0.491 0.506
 South Korea 0.909 0.891 0.898
 Sri Lanka 0.715 0.750 0.757
 Syria 0.648 0.658 0.594
 Tajikistan 0.622 0.607 0.624
 Thailand 0.690 0.722 0.726
 Timor-Leste 0.576 0.620 0.595
 Tonga 0.710 0.705 0.717
 Turkmenistan 0.698 0.698 0.688
 Tuvalu
 United Arab Emirates 0.818 0.827 0.835
 Uzbekistan 0.654 0.661 0.675
 Vanuatu 0.626 0.616 0.594
 Vietnam 0.617 0.638 0.666
 Yemen 0.458 0.500 0.498
Asia 0.656
Oceania 0.857

References[edit]

  1. ^ The UN had 192 members in 2010: South Sudan (193rd UN member) was not yet independent from Sudan.