UN Human Development Index

Here’s a link to the recently published 2014 UN Human Development Index, a consistent reminder of how much work is yet to be done to on global inequality. I also think it’s interesting to look at the HDI in the context of the figure below, which illustrates the oil-rich countries of the world. Consider the role of oil companies in oil-rich but low HDI countries like Angola or Nigeria – someone is making money here and it’s not the citizens.


The world’s richest countries by oil and gas reserves

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