We are going to start looking at how we measure and evaluate "development" on a global scale.  To start thinking about this, you need to go to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) site and look at some data on the 201o Human Development Index (HDI) http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/  I want you to pick one country from each of the four categories (Very High, High, Medium and Low) of human development and make some observation regarding the differences in data that you see there.  You may not understand all of the terminology, but pick something that interests you and post a comment here.  We will discuss
Farah
10/4/2011 04:15:51

Netherlands:

The Netherlands is a very highly developed country. They have a great healthy population. One thing that proves this is because the average citizen lives up to 80 years. That is, with no doubt, because of the great health system. If they didn't have the facilities to cure illness and the money to buy medicine, they would've died a lot earlier. Dutch people are also very highly educated. Not everyone has the money, the effort, or the opportunity to go to university; however, the average Dutch person gets up to years of education. The average income per capita is $10.60 which is relatively good compared to others which receive $1. Its security is fairly high; ergo, there are a few, if any,refugees. Every country has its good and bad characteristics. Gender inequality exists, but is considered non-existent because it's barely there. Countries such as Holland, USA, and Canada are never satisfied. The Netherlands were highly developed but kept trying to get better and succeeded. Its HDI went up by 0.4% which lead it to getting a higher rank out of 169 highly developed countries. Its rank is now 7/169 which is very good and tells you how developed it ranks compared to the other developed countries.

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Ranna
10/4/2011 04:29:27

The Human Development Index measures life expectancy, education level, and income. The United Arab Emirates is one country in the world that is considered to be very high in human development. Brazil is considered to be high, Egypt is Medium, and Haiti is low in human development. The health care is very good in the UAE because the life expectancy is 77.7 years. There isn’t a huge difference between the life expectancy of the UAE, Brazil, and Egypt but Haiti is farther away from them. Brazil’s life expectancy is 72.9 years while Egypt is 70.5. Haiti is 61.7 years. The main reason for the different life expectancies is because of the health care. If people have good medical care and eat healthy food, they will live longer. The average education years for adults 25 years and older in the UAE is 9.2 years. In Brazil it’s 7.2 years. Egypt is 6.5 years while Haiti is 4.9 years. The big education difference is one of the reasons that determine how developed a country is. Since many people in the UAE are well educated, it is a very high developed country, unlike Haiti for example. The GNI per capita for the United Arab Emirates is 11.0 while Brazil is 9.3. Egypt is 8.7 and Haiti is 6.9. Since the UAE is a very high developed country, people earn more money and therefore will be able to feed their kids. This all leads to better health and higher life expectancy. People in Haiti are very poor so that’s why the life expectancy is low. They don’t have enough money to eat and so they have bad health. Life expectancy, education level, and income, is what the Human Development Index measures. Maternal death is the death of a pregnant woman. The maternal mortality ratio in the UAE is very low compared to many other countries. The deaths of women per 100,000 live births in the UAE are 37 and in Brazil it is 110. In Egypt, it is 130. Haiti has 670 which is a very high maternal mortality ratio. The UAE’s HDI is 32/169 which is very good and shows how developed this country is. Brazil has a HDI of 73, which is also good in development. Since Egypt is a medium developed country, its HDI is 101/169. Hopefully in the future, it will become more developed and maybe even become a high developed country. Haiti is a low developed country and has a HDI of 145/169.

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Baheya
10/4/2011 04:36:19

Norway is the most developed country in the world. The first aspect is that the life expectancy is 81 years, which means that the people are actually really healthy and have the food that makes them healthier than other countries, they also are rich enough to buy medicine to cure their population. They also have a mean of 12.6 years in schooling; this means that the level of education is really high. Also, Norway's HDI rose from 0.788 to 0.938 from 1980 to 2010.. Argentina is a high developed country; it is ranked as number 46. Their life expectancy is 75.7, they are healthy but not really, compared to Norway. They have 9.3 mean years of schooling, we can also see the difference between both countries in this concept, but this doesn’t mean that Norway doesn’t have an educated population. Today, Norway has a HDI of 0.775, but in 1980, it was 0.656. The development shows from 1980 till 2010. For the Medium developed countries, I chose Egypt (number 103). This country is a bit behind from the others I talked about, but it is medium. Egyptians have a life expectancy of 70.5 years, which means that they are not really healthy, maybe because they don’t have food for all the population. 6.5 years is the mean of schooling. Egypt's HDI moved from 0.393 to 0.620. It developed a lot but it is still not really high compared to other countries. The least developed country in the world is Zimbabwe, number 169. Its life expectancy is 47.0, which shows that they are totally not healthy because people don't have food, which makes them weak and not able to survive in their environment. The mean year of education is 7.2 which is weird because it is higher than Egypt's. In this country, the HDI decreased over time, it went from 0.241 to 0.140, practically it diminished by half.

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Nehal
10/4/2011 04:36:54

In class we discussed the factors that make a country "developed". The most important factors are life expectancy, health, education and income. These factors differ, sometimes greatly and sometimes slightly, between very high, high, medium, and low human developed countries. The lower a country is in the rank, the lower its HDI is. HDI consist of 3 factors: health, education, and income. Health in very high developed country, like Ireland, is over 0.75 percent. Also, Ireland's income and education annual percentage ranks over 0.75%. However, even though Latvia is a high human developed country and Maldives is a medium human developed country, they both have education percentages that are over 0.75, which is almost equal to Iceland's. However, Education percentages in Latvia are slightly over 0.75% and income is under 0.75%. In Maldives, both education and income percentages are lower than 0.5%. Nepal, a low human developed country, has a health percentage over 0.75 and education and income percentages slightly over 0.25%. Therefore, the highly human developed a country is, the higher the percentage of its HDI. Also, life expectancy decreases respectively from very high, high, medium to low human developed countries. In Ireland life expectancy is 80.3 years. It is 73 in Latvia, 72.3 in Maldives, and 67.5 in Nepal.

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Hussein
10/4/2011 04:43:12

A very highly developed country such as the USA is the 6th most highly developed country in the world because of several reasons. It has a generally healthy population, it has freedom, it has resources and education.
A highly developed country such as China being the 75th most developed country in the world is classified under high and not highly because of several reasons but one reason is that the country has very high censorship and that has a great effect on the development of the country.
A medium developed country such as Egypt, being ranked at the 90th most developed country in the world is because of the old regime and dictatorship. People in Egypt have many resources and great chances at education but they do not grasp them and just go with the flow to survive under very harsh living conditions. There is also a lot of poverty in Egypt as well as illiteracy and very little jobs.
A low developed country such as Niger is ranked like that because of many reasons, such as having very bad health care, very little education, a lot of illiteracy, little resources, and people are more concerned about finding their next meal than reading their next book.

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Farah 2
10/4/2011 05:04:25

A highly developed country like The Netherlands has a very healthy population. One thing that proves this is because the average citizen lives up to 80 years. That is, with no doubt, because of the great health system. Dutch people are also very highly educated. Not everyone has the money, the effort, or the opportunity to go to university; however, the average Dutch person gets up to 11 years of education and the average income per capita is $10.60. There are no refugees.
A highly developed country like Algeria isn't as developed as the Netherlands. Its life expectancy is about 73 years. Its average income is about $9 per capita. An average citizen gets up to 7 years of education. There are about 20 thousand refugees.
A medium developed country like India's life expectancy is far less than that of the Netherlands. It's only about 64 years. An average citizen gets about $8 and 4 and a half years of education. There are about 9 thousand refugees.
Although Zimbabwe is considered an LCD, its education is better than that of India which is considered a medium developed country. Its citizens get up to 7 years of education; however, its citizens' life expectancy is about 47 years and its income is about $5 per capita. It has about 17 thousand refugees.

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Adam
10/4/2011 05:19:29

Today in Global Issues, we discussed the ways of "development" in countries & how that affects a country's overall stability, in terms of food, economy, etc. These factors are critical & crucial to the overall result & final product the country will acquire in its development.

Norway is a very highly developed country, ranking at number 1 on the charts. For example, their life expectancy is 81 years old. That definitely indicates that health is great there. With 12.6 "mean" years for education, its education is also fresh & well. Norway is pretty much on the top of the charts at this time.

Costa Rica is a high developed country, ranking at number 62 on the charts. Life expectancy's at 79.1 years old. They have 0.4 thousand refugees, compared to Norway having no refugees. It does not have more education in terms of years, reaching a mere 8.3 "mean" years. So pretty much Costa Rica is developing pretty well and getting there, but to become the next Norway, it really is going to take a long way to reach that achievement.

Egypt is a medium developed country, raking at number 103 on the charts. The life expectancy is at 70.5, which isn't too shabby for health. The education is much lower than in Norway or Costa Rica, reaching 6.5 "mean" years. It has 6.8 thousand refugees, compared to the 0.4 thousand refugees Costa Rica has, or better yet, the 0 refugees Norway has. So simply enough, from this, a medium country does not have as much relative success in some areas as other countries in the high or very highly developed countries do.

Nepal is a low developed country, which ranks at 138 on the charts. Compared to the first three countries, it's life expectancy goes down to 67.5 years. So simply enough, subtract 3 years from Egypt and that's the health care of Nepal. It has 4.2 thousand refugees, compared to Egypt, indicating from here that the number of refugees vary in any country of any form of development. The education however isn't so great. At 3.2 "mean" years of education, that goes way lower than Egypt did, and is a lot lower than Norway's level of education. 0.350 are in poverty as well.

From all of these observations, I can conclude that the countries with much higher development are a lot more successful than the lower developed countries. In many terms, it shows how the lower developed countries are either attempting to develop or cannot develop because of their lack of certain resources amongst other things, in contrast to the higher developed countries, who have their resources and tools to evolve, while medium countries are basically a mix of the two.

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Sarah
10/4/2011 05:47:27

Zimbabwe is the least developed country on the 2010 HDI (Human Development Index). The life expectancy at birth is 47 years for your average citizen in Zimbabwe. In other countries, some people live up to a good 60-90 years, due to having advanced technology and access to information, allowing their health care to improve. Adults on average get seven years of education, whereas in other countries, people receive educational instruction from Pre K to twelfth grade, and then on to four years of college, not including if someone further studies their field to get a Master's degree. The income of Zimbabwe is $5.2. There are 16.8 thousand refugees. Concerning the graph that shows the trends from 1980 to 2010, Zimbabwe was decreasing rapidly and has just started to increase in 2010.Between 1980 and 2010, Zimbabwe's HDI declined by -1.8% each year from 0.241 to 0.140. Zimbabwe is placed below the regional average because Sub-Saharan Africa as a region increased from 0.293 to 0.389. Concerning the bar graph, showing Zimbabwe's health, education, and income, the HDI is 0.140, health is 0.428, education is 0.521 (the highest of the four bars), and income is 0.012.
What makes a country developed is that it has access to information, a vibrant economy, people have jobs, education level is high, capital, government is stable, legal systems work well, people have freedoms, poverty is not so great, health care is great, and natural resources are abundant. In order for Zimbabwe to develop more, it has to have all of the above that I have just mentioned, but its people have to especially increase the health care, and income, as well as education, even though it is pretty high already.

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Hania
10/4/2011 05:55:44

It was the first time for me to hear that Norway is the highest human developed country. The life expectancy is 81 years, mean of the years of education is 12.6, and they have a very high standards of health and also very high income. Latvia is a highly developed country. It ranked number 48. The life expectancy in Latvia is 73 years which s much less than Norway's 81. Latvia has great health standard for its country but its income isn't as high. Egypt is a medium developed country, it ranked 103. Egypt's life expectancy is 70.5. But the Human development is goring more than the population. And Egypt's mean years of education is 6.5 which is very low. The lowest developed country is Zimbabwe Its life expectancy is 47 which extremely low. Zimbabwe's income is 0.012 which way too low for any country and it's HdI is growing more and faster than its income.

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Raya
10/4/2011 06:02:41

Norway: Life expectancy is 81. Average years of schooling are 12.6 of adults. Every 82.5 out of hundred people are internet users. Only four out of 1000 children die below age five. These show that the health level is very high as well as the education level. Last year, the Human Development index was 0.938 which was higher than the World’s HDI which was 0.624. The income is also very high (0.906). So, all these factors (health, income, education and HDI) are high (close to 100%) in Norway and therefore it has rank 1 in HDI.
Libya: Life expectancy is 74.5. Although it is about 6.5 years less than Norway, it makes a huge difference. The mean years of schooling of adults are 7.4 which are quite less. However the HDI is higher (0.755) compared to the World’s HDI (0.624). Libya’s rank is 53. However, it is noticeable that that these two countries do not have a very significant difference in health, education, and HDI.
India: Life expectancy is 64.4. About 69 children under 5years die out of every thousand. A little less than half of the population lives with an income below $1.25. Average years of schooling are only 4.4 years which is 3 times less than Norway’s. So, compared to Norway’s the health, education, and income levels are very low. However, India’s HDI is not very significantly less than the World’s HDI (about 0.1 lesser). The education and the income level is not even 50%. Health is a lot higher than the education and income. Its rank is 119.
Zimbabwe: It has the lowest HDI rank of 169. Life expectancy is only 47 a little more than Norway’s life expectancy. However the mean schooling years are 7.2, about the same as Libya’s. The internet users are 11.4 %. This is a lot higher than India’s (4.4 %). However the two factors that pull Zimbabwe’s rank down are the income and the HDI. Income is only about 1%. The HDI is about 0.14 which is a lot lesser about 0.5 lesser than the World’s HDI. The education level exceeds above 50%. The Health level is lesser than that.

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Sarah 2
10/4/2011 06:03:12

Iceland is a very highly developed country. Iceland has a life expectancy of 82.1 years, which is extremely high. Few people even today live to this age, the range being from 60-90 in most developed countries. Adults get on average 10 years of school in Iceland and the country's income is $10.0. There are no refugees, surprisingly and it it ranked 17 on the human development index. According to the graph, Iceland is the highest, increasing from 1980 to 2006 and then staying a bit constant, declining a little. Between 1980 and 2010 Iceland's HDI rose by 0.5% each year from 0.747 to 0.869. Iceland is above the regional average. According to the bar graph, Iceland's HDI is 0.869, health is 0.982, education is 0.876, and income is 0.761, all of which are extremely high (health being the highest).
Jamaica is a highly developed country. The life expectancy is 72.3 years, which is high. Education of adults is 9.6 years and income is $8.9. There are 0.8 thousand refugees and Jamaica ranks 80 on the human development index. On the graph, Jamaica's HDI rose by 0.5% each year from 0.589 to 0.688 from 1980 to 2010. Jamaica is below the regional average, but has extremely high health care (0.828), HDI is 0.688, education is 0.675, and income is 0.583.
A medium developed country is Thailand with the life expectancy at 69.3 years, education of adults at 6.6 years, and income at $9.0. Thailand has 1.8 thousand refugees and it's rank on the human development index is 92. From 1980 to 2010, Thailand's HDI rose by 1.0% each year from 0.483 to 0.654. Thailand is above the regional average. Thailand's health is the highest, being 0.781, with its HDI at 0.654, education at 0.598, and income at 0.599.

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Ashley
10/4/2011 06:52:14

This website of International Human Development Indicators tells us the rankings of each country and where they stand on the human development scale. All this is measured by the country’s health care system, education, and etc.
The Four countries I picked were Switzerland, Kuwait, India and Nepal. Each of these countries comes from different group labels. Very High Human Development, High Human Development, Medium Human Development and low Human Development are the four separate groups.
First let’s talk about healthcare system in these countries. Switzerland, being a very high development country, has an average of 82.2 years excepted at birth. Kuwait, being a high development country, has an average of 77.9 years. India, having a group title of medium development country, has an average of 64.4 years and Nepal has 67.5 years. All of these proves that a better healthcare system for the people result in the country’s development.
Second, Education plays a big role in the development of these countries. All of these data is presented in years of schooling that an average adult has received. Switzerland has 10.3, while is almost 4 less than this. India averages at 4.4, and Nepal being the low human Development country, has only 3.2. Education is another clear reason for the roots of differences in development between countries.
Finally, all I have to say that these four countries clearly have their differences. All we can hope for is that the countries falling behind get back into the game. The governments of these countries should really try to improve upon all the key factors shown on this site, which encourage development in countries.

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Priyanka
10/4/2011 07:23:50

Some countries developed more than the others. Why? This is the main question, what made the most developed country develop so much. For example lets take Czech Republic. It has a very high development. The reason behind it is that the life expectancy is really high. It is 76.9. This means that the county has food because people survive and get a good medication. Education is also important there. There are more reasons why they are the very highly developed.
Colombia is a high-developed country also because their life expectancy rate is high. A country having a high expectancy rate is good because that means they have food supplies to feed enough people in their country.
India would be considered as Medium developed. India is not that highly developed but it’s trying to develop. Life expectancy in India is 64.4, which is not that bad. Education is also good. But it’s not that high. India is over populated so that’s why the life expectancy rate is not that high.
There are many low developed countries. Papua New Guinea is a low developed county because the life expectancy is low. Education is very low there. Education is a big factor in a countries development but if a country has a low education system then it takes the country more time to develop.

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Nadim
10/4/2011 07:29:49

The Human Development Index is a combination of statistics that rank countries by the level of human development, and separates them into four different groups. Very high, High, Medium, and Low. There are many reasons to why some countries are less developed than others. National debt, lack of education, lack of freedom, and geographical isolation, are all factors to why a country is bumped down The Human Development Index.
New Zealand is the third highest developed country in the world, and is ranked higher than the USA. The average life span of a citizen in New Zealand is 80.6 years, which can mean two things. They either have a healthy population or their medical care is really good. Education is essential in order for a country to develop. The average number of years of education is 12.5, meaning that most of the population has gone to school or gotten some kind of education.
Peru is listed under the group of high developed countries, and is ranked as the 63rd most developed country in the world. The average life expectancy is 73.7 years, which is a bit lower than New Zealand. This could result from an inadequate medical system. The average years of schooling in Peru is 9.6 years, which is fairly low compared to New Zealand. This could be because of a poor educational system, or because of the poverty that exists in peru.
Egypt is listed under Medium Human Development, and is ranked as 103rd most developed country. The life expectancy is 70.5 years, which is almost 10 years less than the life expectancy in New Zealand, and that is probably because of the high poverty rate in Egypt, and most people can’t afford medical care. The average years of schooling in is 6.5 years which is very low. I think that Egypt is being held back from development because of the corrupt economy and lack of education.
Zimbabwe is ranked 169 developed country and is on the bottom of this list as a low developing country. The life expectancy is 47 years, which is extremely low. There is probably know health care or medical system. The average year of schooling is 7.2 years which is more than Egypt's average, and is also pretty high for an undeveloped country like Zimbabwe. The main reason of Zimbabwe’s failure to develop is the countries exceedingly low income.

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Faisal
10/4/2011 07:44:35

Very High: I chose Canada, first of all before deciding have you ever heard of Canada in a war with another country? NO, that is why it is in my opinion one of the best and highly respected countries in the world because of its education and health. The life expectancy is 81, this is pretty good leaving 11.5 years for men’s education.
High: Saudi Arabia,, Saudi may not have the best education in the world but for sure it has the best resources. i would say that there life expectancy is very reasonable at 73 years. 1980 and 2010 Saudi Arabia's HDI rose by 1.0% annually from 0.556 to 0.752 today, which gives the country a rank of 55 out of 169 placing Saudi Arabia above the regional average.
Medium: I picked Egypt; because after the revolution and all that had happened to our country now it is ranked 90th most developed country in the world is because of its history. There are a few people who get opportunities in education but don’t do anything about it, and others take the step to change themselves and the country. A lot of poverty in Egypt, and life expectancy is 70..Im surprised
Low: I chose Ghana because I found that its life expectancy rate is very low, 57 is not enough for people to live, due to the short life I think that the country isn’t doing so well on resources. I think that they have limited resources and not everyone can get what they want, especially education which should be a big deal.

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Youssef
10/4/2011 15:38:17

The Human Development Index is a way of comparing countries depending on their development rate. The ranking table shows that there are four categories into which the countries are divided. They are very high human development, high human development, medium human development, and low human development. First, Germany is a highly developed country and ranks 10th on the table. Germany contains a life expectancy rate of 80 years, which shows that the German people are very healthy. Also, Germany’ s average schooling years is 12. This shows that most people at least get through high school. Good education will provide new thoughts and new business. Germany is a leading country in manufacturing cars. For example, Mercedes, BMW, and Audi are one of the finest car brands in the world. Next, high human development takes place. Kuwait is recognized as a highly developed country. They are indeed very useful when other countries are in need of oil. Oil brings Kuwait a huge income of money; therefore their HDI is increasing. The country has a national income of $55,719 per capita. Kuwait could be a very highly developed country if they focus more on education. They have a low average of only six years of schooling. After, there are countries that lie in the middle. Those countries are part of the medium human development. Egypt ranks 101 on the HDI table. Egypt has very useful resources, but isn’t using them correctly. The Nile river and tourism are two examples. The corruption that occurred before the revolution when the old regime dominated the nation caused the country to lower in several ways. The two most important factors that Egypt is struggling with are high poverty rate and lack of education. Egypt has an average of only 6.5 school years, and $5,889 per capita, which is low, compared to other developed countries. The country will rise if it focuses on these two points after the successful 2011 revolution. Finally, at the bottom of the list comes the low human development. Yemen is a low developed country. They have a schooling rate of only 2.5 years. Also, the life expectancy is 64 years! The low life expectancy rate shows that there is a massive amount of poverty in the country. On the other hand, education is very low over there which will lead to less chances of the country to make a big national income. Countries differ in development rates, but it’s the people that can make the difference starting from one main factor: education!

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Omar
10/4/2011 16:58:00

Yesterday in class we were discussing what makes a country developed. We came up with many things that make a country developed such as: censorship, economy that is vibrant, education level, capital, freedom and health. In the Human Development Index (HDI) development is measured on health, education, income poverty and many more things. Today we will be comparing two things that I think are the most important with ranking countries on development; health and education. Ranking 11th from 169 on the Human Development Index (HDI) Japan, one of the most developed countries, has a life expectancy of 83.2 years, and an education for an adult that lasts for up to 11.5 years. When compared to the 48th rank, Latvia, the life expectancy decreases by 10 years making the life expectancy 73 years, and an education of 10.4 years. A country that I thought would be more developed was Thailand. Thailand ranks 92th which came to a shock to me because of what I know of the Thai people they are very hard workers. Thailand’s life expectancy is 69.3 years, and the education mean years of schooling for adults lasts 6.6 years. And now for one of the countries that almost ranked last, Congo (Democratic Republic). Placed at 168 on the world Congo is pretty low on the Human Development Index. The average life expectancy at birth is 48 years, and only 3.8 years of schooling as for education. When comparing Japan with Congo you really start to see a difference. While one has a life expectancy of 83.2 and the other with a life expectancy of only 48 years old. But why are some counties more developed than others. Why has history been so generous with some and not with others?

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Autumn
10/4/2011 17:50:08

Luxembourg, a very high developed country, has a life expectancy of about 80 years old, great prospering health, Income, and Education. This country places 24th out of 169 other countries. Luxembourg's HDI rose by 0.6% annually from 0.719 to 0.852 today, which makes them below the regional line.
Belize, on the other hand, is only a highly developed country, holding a lower life expectancy of about 77 years, which was two years lower than the former country, Luxembourg. The country has a great amount of health development, but is weaker in all other areas. Unlike Luxembourg, who had a much higher over all development percentage. This country ranks 78 out of 169, as it is also under the regional average.
Mongolia, a medium developed country, has a dramatically lower life expectancy than Belize, at about 67 years. Its over all Health, education, and income development is averagely low. This country ranks 100 out of 169, also, much lower than Belize, and extremely far away from Luxembourg. It too, is under the regional average.
Haiti, is at the very low end of the development scale. It's life expectancy is about 62 years, which is very short when compared to most countries that are above or at medium developed. Their income, education, and health development are close to ground zero, barely keeping a stable increase. Ranking 145 out of 169, Haiti is close to the bottom of the food chain.compared to it's sister countries, who are also underdeveloped, it plays fairly well. Although when compared to Luxembourg, Belize, and Mongolia, it is a very poor one. On a national scale, it is a country in desperate need of help, which the United Nations seems to be doing a fairly good job at.

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alaa
10/4/2011 17:51:17

Very High Human Development: - it was a new information to that new Zealand are a very high human development, they have a very high level of education (1.000), and high level of health (0.959) and the HDI two (0.907), income is (0.777).
High Human Development:-
Kuwait have a high level of health (0.917) and income (0.898) but the education is not that high (0.556), Therefore it brings the Human Development Index rank is lower (128). The HDI (0.771) is higher than the World’s HDI.
Medium Human Development:-
I thought that China have a Very High Human Development but it’s a Medium Human Development they have high level of health (0.847), the education and the income are lower than the health and its drawback for china, education (0.590),income(0.5840), HDI (0.663).
Low Human Development:-
All the factors of Kenya are really low, highest level they have its health (0.563), education (0,521), income (0.354), and the HDI is (0.470).

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Mounzer
10/4/2011 19:12:55

Netherlands:
The Netherlands is a very highly developed country. It is ranked 7th most developed country in the world. Some things that show it is a developed country is that they live up to 80.3 years old. When people in a country can live up to 80 years old, that means it’s a very healthy country, As for the education. Everyone is expected to g to school for 16.7 years, this is why they are very educated. The income of GDP per Capita is 41,004. The Netherlands has great health systems and facilities.

Mexico:
Mexico is a highly developed country. Mexico is ranked 56th most developed country. The life expectance in Mexico is about 76.7 years old, which is also very good. Its average income is about $9.5 per Capita. About 92.8% of the children there aged 15 or above are literate. Also children are expected 13.4 years of schooling.

Egypt:
Egypt is a Medium Developed country. It is ranked number 103. Life expectancy in Egypt is about 70.5 years. The education in Egypt good, it reached only 6.5 years. To be a better and more developed county, they should go to school more, and get a higher degree to have more jobs in the country. There are about 6.8 thousand refugees.

Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone is a Low Developed country. It is ranked number 158. The life expectancy is 48.2 years average. The education there is very poor, they only get about 2.9 years of schooling, which is very low! The GNI per capita is $6,700 annually. 63% of the people in Sierra Leone love of only $1.25 per day, which is not enough at all for people who have families.

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AbdelRahman
10/8/2011 07:56:18

France is one of the most developed countries in the world, there for it is in the Very high developed category, its life expectancy is 81.6 years, the average number of schooling or education a person gets in France is 10.4 years, which is almost all through high school, with these facts as well as others, France ranks 14 most developed in the world. another country, Lithuania, one of the less known but still very developed countries, has a life expectancy rate of 72.1 years and an average education of 10.9 years, which almost the number of years of a high school education, Lithuania ranks as the 44th most developed country in the world. Egypt, one of the less developed countries, it has a life expectancy rate of 70.5, which is very good considering it is in Africa, the average schooling or education a person receives in Egypt is about 6.5 years, which is all the way through elementary school. Egypt is ranked as the 101 most developed country in the world. Sudan, one of the least developed countries in the world, it lies in north or central Africa; it has an average life expectancy of 58.9 years and an average schooling or education level of 2.9 years which is not nearly enough for any real development to occur. Sudan is ranked 154 in the list most developed countries in the world.

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