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Human Development Index is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, and standards of living for countries worldwide. It is a standard means of measuring well-being, especially child welfare. It is used to distinguish whether the country is a developed, developing, or under-developed country, and also to measure the impact of economic policies on quality of life. The index was developed in 1990 by Pakistani economist Mahbub ul Haq. Countries (almost all UN member states and a couple of special territories) fall into three broad categories based on their HDI: high, medium, and low human development.

List of African countries

The following list of African countries by Human Development Index is drawn from the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Report 2006.

High Human Development Index
Rank Country HDI World rank
1  Seychelles 0.842 47
2  Mauritius 0.800 63
Medium Human Development Index
Rank Country HDI World rank
3  Libya 0.798 64
4  Tunisia 0.766 91
5  Algeria 0.728 99
6  Cape Verde 0.722 106
7  Egypt 0.702 111
8  Equatorial Guinea 0.653 120
9  South Africa 0.653 121
10  Morocco 0.640 123
11  Gabon 0.633 124
12  Namibia 0.626 125
13  São Tomé and Príncipe 0.607 127
14  Botswana 0.570 131
15  Comoros 0.556 132
16  Ghana 0.532 136
17  Republic of the Congo 0.520 140
18  Sudan 0.516 141
19  Madagascar 0.509 143
20  Cameroon 0.506 144
21  Uganda 0.502 145
22  Swaziland 0.500 146
Low Human Development Index
Rank Country HDI World rank
23  Togo 0.495 147
24  Djibouti 0.494 148
25  Lesotho 0.494 149
26  Zimbabwe 0.491 151
27  Kenya 0.491 152
28  Mauritania 0.486 153
29  Gambia 0.479 155
30  Senegal 0.460 156
31  Eritrea 0.454 157
32  Rwanda 0.450 158
33  Nigeria 0.448 159
34  Guinea 0.445 160
35  Angola 0.439 161
36  Tanzania 0.430 162
37  Benin 0.428 163
38  Côte d'Ivoire 0.421 164
39  Zambia 0.407 165
40  Malawi 0.400 166
41  Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.391 167
42  Mozambique 0.390 168
43  Burundi 0.384 169
44  Ethiopia 0.371 170
45  Chad 0.368 171
46  Central African Republic 0.353 172
47  Guinea-Bissau 0.349 173
48  Burkina Faso 0.342 174
49  Mali 0.338 175
50  Sierra Leone 0.335 176
51  Niger 0.311 177
Unavailable Data
 Liberia
 Somalia

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