A look at the difference in living standards and prospects between countries around the world, how this is measured, and how this impacts your life.
- The most commonly used indicator of development is the Human Development Index.
- The Human Development Index is collated by the UN Development Programme and examines countries' health, education and living standards.
- The discrepancies between more and less developed countries are stark.
- Zimbabwe, near the bottom of the Human Development Index, has a life expectancy of just 61 years, whereas Norway, at the top of the table, has a life expectancy of over 82 years.
Not all countries are equal.
There are over 200 different countries in the world.
They differ in size, population, climate, natural resources, and level of development.
How developed the country you live in is, can affect your life dramatically – from how much you earn, to how long you live.
Indicators of …
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