Oh my gully! Poor Philippines. My country ranks 105 (out of 182 countries) in the just released 2009 rankings of the UN Human Development Index (HDI). The report shows the Philippines down by 15 spots from 90 in the 2007/2008 rankings.
UNHDI

Norway dethrones Iceland moving up from no. 2 to no. 1.

The United States is down by one spot — from 12 to rank 13. India, which seems to show a lot of progress in the past year, also drops from 128 to 134. China is down from 81 to 92.

The Human Development Index measures achievements in terms of life expectancy, educational attainment and adjusted real income.

Here are the Top 30 countries:

1. Norway
2. Australia
3. Iceland
4. Canada
5. Ireland
6. Netherlands
7. Sweden
8. France
9. Switzerland
10. Japan
11. Luxembourg
12. Finland
13. United States
14. Austria
15. Spain
16. Denmark
17. Belgium
18. Italy
19. Liechtenstein
20. New Zealand
21. United Kingdom
22. Germany
23. Singapore
24. Hong Kong, China (SAR)
25. Greece
26. Korea (Republic of)
27. Israel
28. Andorra
29. Slovenia
30. Brunei Darussalam

Countries in the bottom 10:
168. Gambia
169. Liberia
170. Guinea
171. Ethiopia
172. Mozambique
173. Guinea-Bissau
174. Burundi
175. Chad
176. Congo
177. Burkina Faso
178. Mali
179. Central African Republic
180. Sierra Leone
181. Afghanistan
182. Niger

The full report can be downloaded here (PDF).

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