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Lowest HDI Countries with Exceptions

Name the least-developed countries outside Africa, according to the Human Development Index.
2018 UN Report
HDI measures income, life expectancy, and education
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Last updated: October 3, 2018
First submittedOctober 10, 2016
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HDI
Country
0.452
Yemen
0.498
Afghanistan
0.498
Haiti
0.536
Syria
0.544
Papua New Guinea
0.546
Solomon Islands
0.562
Pakistan
0.574
Nepal
0.578
Myanmar
0.582
Cambodia
HDI
Country
0.603
Vanuatu
0.608
Bangladesh
0.601
Laos
0.612
Bhutan
0.612
Kiribati
0.617
Honduras
0.625
East Timor
0.627
F. S. Micronesia
0.640
India
0.650
Tajikistan
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level 65
Oct 10, 2016
Afghanistan is spelt wrong :(
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level 37
Oct 10, 2016
Yeah... Fixed.
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level 75
Oct 10, 2016
missed one because it didn't accept the name of the country used in the Countries of the World Quiz. Check your type-ins, please.
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level 37
Oct 10, 2016
All type-ins (Excluding Afghanistan) were already accepted.
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level 68
Oct 11, 2016
Not East Timor
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level 86
Oct 11, 2016
Also allow East Timor? (at the moment it doesn't)
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level 37
Oct 11, 2016
Problem now fixed. Thanks
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level 51
Oct 20, 2017
Should really be East Timor that shows up, to be concurrent with Jetpunk standards.
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level 60
Dec 15, 2017
It's East Timor !!!
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level 68
Oct 3, 2018
I assume there's no data for North Korea? I can't imagine they wouldn't be on this list otherwise.
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level 65
Oct 4, 2018
acording to north korean data, 0,999
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level 66
Oct 11, 2018
More like 1,004
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level 77
Oct 4, 2018
Way to go, North Korea and Venezuela!
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level 69
Oct 5, 2018
Guatemala also has a 2018 HDI of .650 - surely it should count?
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level 72
Oct 7, 2018
No sign of North Korea in the source statistics - they'd surely appear here otherwise.
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level 68
Nov 30, 2018
The HDI DPRK is 0.733 according to https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/wp-09-02.pdf. Education is a factor and the education system is well developed, universal, and compulsory. Literacy is 99% with the 1% illiterate probably very elderly women. Even life expectancy is quite high. It's 157 according to the list.
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level 66
Dec 17, 2018
Life expectancy in North Korea is 157 years?? Maybe one shouldn't trust North Korea's own statistics...
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level 58
Jan 26, 2019
But the DPRK considers all citizens who can write the Dear Leader's name as literate..........
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level 41
Nov 30, 2018
why not calculate Africa lol
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level 77
Nov 30, 2018
They have calculated HDI for African countries. They're all near the bottom. You're missing the point of the quiz.
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level 41
Nov 30, 2018
Very interesting quiz. Was a little surprised to see that Yemen has such a low index, I had the idea the whole Arabian Peninsula region was wealthy because of oil - I suppose the current conflict in Yemen has just exposed long term socioeconomic problems that had previously been little-publicised?
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level 54
Nov 30, 2018
Yemen does not have much oil, and what it did have is running out.
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level 77
Nov 30, 2018
Though oil poor next to any of it's nearby Arabian neighbors, Yemen's oil reserves are not negligible. However, the country has long been rife with conflict and corruption as it has played host to civil wars and proxy wars between Saudi Arabia and Egypt and now Saudi Arabia and Iran, and those oil reserves have never been fully exploited.
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level 62
Nov 30, 2018
Another problem is lack of water.
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level 77
Dec 1, 2018
That's not a problem unique to Yemen in the region.
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level 62
Dec 2, 2018
Yes but it's an extreme problem in Yemen. The Saudis aren't helping the situation.
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level 58
Dec 1, 2018
Tried out the way more difficult to spell Kyrgyzstan but never thought to also try Tajikistan. Blimey!
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level 77
Feb 24, 2019
Darn it. Took this quiz 3x now and twice forgot Papua New Guinea.