Education Index

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The United Nations publishes a Human Development Index every year, which consists of the Life Expectancy Index, Education index, and Income index.[1] The Education Index is calculated from the Mean years of schooling index and the Expected years of schooling index.[1]

Education is a major component of well-being and is used in the measure of economic development and quality of life, which is a key factor determining whether a country is a developed, developing, or underdeveloped nation.

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Change in value from the last report is given as follows:

The latest index was released in the Human Development Report in October 2009.[2] This statistical update covers the period up to 2007: 1 is the highest possible theoretical score, indicating perfect education attainment.

All countries considered to be developed countries possess a minimum score of 0.8 or above, although the great majority have a score of 0.9 or above. For ranking based on the Human Development Index, see List of countries by Human Development Index.

RankCountryEducation index
2007 dataChange compared to 2006 data2007 dataChange compared to 2006 data
1Steady New Zealand0.993Steady
1Steady Finland0.993Steady
1Steady Denmark0.993Steady
1Steady Australia0.993Steady
1Increase (8) Cuba0.993Increase 0.017
6Decrease (1) Canada0.991Steady
7Steady Norway0.989Steady
8Decrease (1) Republic of Korea0.988Steady
9Decrease (1) Ireland0.985Steady
9Decrease (1) Netherlands0.985Steady
11Decrease (1) Greece0.981Increase 0.001
12Decrease (1) Iceland0.980Steady
13Decrease (1) Armenia0.976Steady
14Steady Luxembourg0.975Steady
14Increase (2) Spain0.975Increase 0.004
14Increase (20) Barbados0.975Increase 0.035
17Decrease (1) Sweden0.974Steady
17Decrease (1) Belgium0.974Steady
19Decrease (1) Slovenia0.969Steady
20Decrease (1) France0.968Steady
21Decrease (1) Lithuania0.968Steady
21Decrease (1) United States0.968Steady
23Steady Italy0.965Steady
23Decrease (2) Kazakhstan0.965Decrease 0.001
25Decrease (1) Estonia0.964Steady
26Decrease (1) Austria0.962Steady
27Decrease (1) Latvia0.961Steady
27Steady Belarus0.961Increase 0.003
29Decrease (2) Hungary0.960Steady
29Steady Ukraine0.960Increase 0.004
31Decrease (2) United Kingdom0.957Steady
32Decrease (1) Uruguay0.955Steady
33Decrease (1) Germany0.954Steady
34Decrease (1) Poland0.952Steady
35Decrease (1) Japan0.949Steady
35N/A Liechtenstein0.949N/A
37Decrease (2) Israel0.947Steady
38Decrease (2) Argentina0.946Steady
39Decrease (2) Antigua and Barbuda0.945Steady
40Decrease (2) Guyana0.939Steady
41Decrease (2) Czech Republic0.938Steady
42Decrease (2)  Switzerland0.936Steady
43Decrease (2) Russia0.933Steady
44Decrease (2) Bulgaria0.930Steady
45Decrease (1) Portugal0.929Increase 0.002
46Decrease (3) Slovakia0.928Steady
47Increase (23) Venezuela0.921Increase 0.035
48Decrease (3) Tonga0.920Steady
49Decrease (2) Chile0.919Increase 0.001
50Decrease (4) Kyrgyzstan0.918Decrease 0.001
51Decrease (3) Croatia0.916Increase 0.001
52Decrease (3) Romania0.915Increase 0.001
53Increase (40) Singapore0.913Increase 0.070
53Decrease (4) Mongolia0.913Steady
55Decrease (4) Cyprus0.910Increase 0.001
56Decrease (3) Turkmenistan0.906Decrease 0.001
57Decrease (4) Samoa0.905Steady
58Decrease (4) Georgia0.902Steady
59Decrease (4) Moldova0.899Decrease 0.001
60Steady Libya0.898Increase 0.004
61Decrease (4) Saint Kitts and Nevis0.896Steady
61Decrease (3) Tajikistan0.896Steady
63Increase (1) Bahrain0.893Increase 0.003
64Increase (9) Bolivia0.892Increase 0.007
65Decrease (4) Brunei0.891Steady
65Decrease (4) Montenegro0.891Steady
65Decrease (4) Serbia0.891Steady
65Decrease (2) Brazil0.891Steady
65Increase (4) Peru0.891Increase 0.006
70Decrease (12) Saint Lucia0.889Steady
71N/A Qatar0.888N/A
71Decrease (5) Panama0.888Increase 0.001
71Decrease (2) Thailand0.888Increase 0.002
71Decrease (6) Philippines0.888Increase 0.001
71Decrease (10) Uzbekistan0.888Decrease 0.002
76Increase (5) Malta0.887Increase 0.007
77Increase (6) Mexico0.886Increase 0.007
77Decrease (9) Seychelles0.886Steady
77Decrease (10) Albania0.886Steady
77Decrease (3) Palestinian Authority0.886Increase 0.002
81Decrease (5) Maldives0.885Increase 0.001
82Decrease (7) Grenada0.884Steady
83Decrease (5) Costa Rica0.883Increase 0.001
84Increase (3) Colombia0.881Increase 0.005
84Decrease (3) Azerbaijan0.881Steady
86Decrease (2) Republic of Macedonia0.880Increase 0.001
87Decrease (5) Hong Kong0.879Steady
88Decrease (3) Bahamas0.878Steady
88N/A Andorra0.878N/A
90Decrease (2) Bosnia and Herzegovina0.874Steady
91Decrease (1) Kuwait0.872Increase 0.005
92Decrease (2) Paraguay0.871Increase 0.006
RankCountryEducation index
2007 dataChange compared to 2006 data2007 dataChange compared to 2006 data
93Decrease (13) Jordan0.870Decrease 0.010
94Decrease (5) Fiji0.868Steady
95Decrease (9) Ecuador0.866Decrease 0.011
96Decrease (3) Trinidad and Tobago0.861Steady
97Increase (1) Lebanon0.857Increase 0.012
98Decrease (1) Malaysia0.851Increase 0.003
98Decrease (2) China0.851Increase 0.002
100Decrease (5) Suriname0.850Increase 0.002
101Decrease (5) Dominica0.848Steady
102Decrease (1) Gabon0.843Increase 0.005
102Decrease (3) South Africa0.843Increase 0.003
104Steady Indonesia0.840Increase 0.006
105Decrease (2) Mauritius0.839Increase 0.003
105Decrease (4) Dominican Republic0.839Increase 0.002
107Increase (1) United Arab Emirates0.838Increase 0.010
108Decrease (2) Jamaica0.834Increase 0.004
108Decrease (4) Sri Lanka0.834Steady
110Steady Saudi Arabia0.828Increase 0.013
110Decrease (4) Turkey0.828Increase 0.004
112Decrease (3) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines0.817Steady
113Steady Sao Tome and Principe0.813Increase 0.003
114Decrease (2) Namibia0.811Increase 0.003
115Decrease (4) Vietnam0.810Steady
116Decrease (1) Honduras0.806Increase 0.006
117Decrease (1) El Salvador0.798Steady
118Decrease (4) Iran0.793Decrease 0.011
119Increase (1) Oman0.790Increase 0.003
120Increase (1) Botswana0.788Increase 0.005
121Decrease (2) Equatorial Guinea0.787Steady
121Decrease (5) Myanmar0.787Steady
123Decrease (5) Cape Verde0.786Decrease 0.001
124Steady Syria0.773Increase 0.006
125Steady Tunisia0.772Increase 0.004
126Steady Belize0.762Steady
127Decrease (5) Nicaragua0.760Decrease 0.014
128Decrease (1) Lesotho0.753Steady
129Decrease (1) Algeria0.748Increase 0.005
130Decrease (7) Congo0.736Decrease 0.033
131Decrease (1) Swaziland0.731Steady
132Decrease (1) Vanuatu0.729Increase 0.006
133Decrease (2) Guatemala0.723Increase 0.014
134Decrease (2) Cambodia0.704Increase 0.004
135Decrease (2) Uganda0.698Increase 0.006
136Decrease (7) Egypt0.697Decrease 0.034
137Decrease (3) Kenya0.690Steady
138Decrease (2) Malawi0.685Increase 0.006
139Decrease (4) Laos0.683Increase 0.001
140Steady Zambia0.682Increase 0.018
141Decrease (3) Solomon Islands0.676Steady
141Decrease (3) Madagascar0.676Increase 0.005
143Decrease (2) Tanzania0.673Increase 0.012
144Increase (18) Angola0.667Increase 0.132
145Decrease (2) Nigeria0.657Increase 0.009
146Decrease (6) Comoros0.655Decrease 0.004
147Increase (136) India0.643Increase 3.111
148Decrease (3) Cameroon0.627Increase 0.005
148Decrease (2) Ghana0.627Increase 0.017
150Decrease (1) Pakistan0.626Steady
151Decrease (4) Rwanda0.607Steady
152Decrease (3) Haiti0.588Increase 0.010
153Decrease (3)   Nepal0.579Increase 0.002
153Decrease (9) Yemen0.579Decrease 0.045
155Decrease (3) Morocco0.574Increase 0.012
156Decrease (3) Liberia0.562Increase 0.005
157Decrease (2) Burundi0.559Increase 0.004
158Decrease (5) Djibouti0.554Steady
159Steady Guinea-Bissau0.545Increase 0.011
160Steady Mauritania0.552Increase 0.003
161Decrease (1) Sudan0.539Steady
161Increase (2) Eritrea0.539Increase 0.025
163Decrease (5) Togo0.534Decrease 0.009
164Decrease (9) Bhutan0.533Decrease 0.020
165Decrease (2) Bangladesh0.530Increase 0.006
166Decrease (2) Papua New Guinea0.521Increase 0.002
167Increase (2) Democratic Republic of the Congo0.492Increase 0.049
168Decrease (1) Mozambique0.478Increase 0.004
169Decrease (1) Côte d'Ivoire0.450Steady
170Decrease (1) Benin0.445Increase 0.005
171Decrease (1) Gambia0.439Steady
172Decrease (1) Central African Republic0.419Steady
173Decrease (1) Senegal0.417Steady
174Steady Ethiopia0.403Increase 0.013
174Decrease (2) Sierra Leone0.403Increase 0.006
176Decrease (1) Guinea0.361Steady
177N/A Afghanistan0.354N/A
178Decrease (1) Chad0.334Steady
179Decrease (3) Mali0.331Increase 0.031
180Decrease (1) Burkina Faso0.301Increase 0.015
181Decrease (3) Niger0.282Decrease 0.004

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