Human Development Index. Are nations converting their wealth into tangible well-being for their citizens? HDI, incorporating life expectancy, educational attainment and income, aims to answer this question. Norway is the world leader.
China and India lag on the index measure, but their vast populations, representing enormous human capital, cause them to swell in size and dominate the map.
The anemic appearance of Africa, meanwhile, tells a sorry story of the continent’s development gap.