Azerbaijan Rose by 2 Points Up in the World's Human's Development Index
Azerbaijan has taken the 99th place in a new report prepared by UN on the index of the human development for 2006, Trend reports referring the UN official web site. Azerbaijan with its existing index at 0.736 rose by two points up in the index against that of the last year report.
The rating has been divided into three categories. 1- 63 places countries with a high level of the human development, 64-146- average, and then low ones. The first place in the rating takes Norway with the index at 0.965. Then the following countries lead the rating: Iceland, Australia, Ireland, and Sweden. Canada, Japan, USA, Switzerland, and the Netherlands enter the top ten as well. Among the Muslim countries, the highest index of the human development is as follows: Kuwait (33rd place), Brunei Darussalam (34) , Bahrain (39), Qatar (46), and UAE (49).
Oman takes the 56th place, Malaysia 61, Libya 64, Saudi Arabia 76, Turkey 92, Iran 96, Palestine 100. Among the countries of Former Soviet Union (FSU), the leaders on the index are as follows: Estonia (40), Lithuania (41), Latvia (45), Russia (65), Belarus (67), Ukraine (77), Kazakhstan (79), Armenia (80), Georgia (97), Turkmenistan (105), Kyrgyzia (110), and Uzbekistan (113). Moldova (114), and Tajikistan (122).
The poorest indexes of the human development are taken by Sierra-Leone (176), Mali (175) and Nigeria with the index at 0.311 (the last 177 position).