The Top Ten  September 17 - 24    

Least Livable Countries, 2007


The Human Development Index (HDI), published annually by the UN, ranks nations according to their citizens' quality of life rather than strictly by a nation's traditional economic figures. The criteria for calculating rankings include life expectancy, adult literacy, school enrollment, educational attainment, and adjusted real income.

Rank Country
1. Sierra Leone
2. Burkina Faso
3. Guinea-Bissau
4. Niger
5. Mali
6. Mozambique
7. Central African Republic
8. Chad
9. Ethiopia
10. Congo (Democratic Republic of the)

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