Kazakhstan climbs one step up in 2011 Human Development Index
November 4. Interfax-Kazakhstan. Astana
Kazakhstan has risen one notch to rank 68th in the 2011 Human Development Index (HDI) released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Therefore, Kazakhstan maintains its place in the high human development group of countries two steps behind Russia and three steps down from Belarus.
2011 Human Development Index covered this year 187 countries putting Norway at top and DR Congo last.
North Korea, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Nauru, San Marino, Somalia, Tuvalu have not been covered by the Index.
The Human Development Report introduced a new way of measuring development by combining indicators of life expectancy, educational attainment and income into a composite human development index, the HDI.