The map shows the population of each territory multiplied by the Human Development Index of the United Nations Development Program. The Human Development Index (HDI) is a summary measure of achievements in three key dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living.
In 1990 Australia had the highest score of 0.866; Djibouti, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Eritrea are sharing last place with a score of 0.209
In 2015 Norway had the highest score of 0.949; the Central Africa Republic had the lowest score of 0.352. The world average was 0.717.
In absolute numbers China, India and Indonesia leading the countries with an increase in human development, partly because the situation in these countries improved (China went from 0.499 to 0.738; India from 0.428 to 0.623 and Indonesia from 0.527 to 0.688) and partly because of the population growth there.