Human Development Index

(CC) Jan Oscar Juliussen/FlickrNorway, Australia and Switzerland top the Human Development Index (HDI) as part of the 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) published annually by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Spain was ranked 26th.

The HDI is a composite index covering education, health and income aspects of well-being. HDI is calculated by combining a country’s gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, life expectancy, literacy rates and school enrolment at the primary, secondary and tertiary level to create a score ranging from zero to one.

The full report is available on the web.