Though I am not surprised at the ranking, I'd like to know what dominating factors contribute to our lower ranking on the global Human Development Index scale.
The 2009 report was released on October 5, 2009, and covers the period
up to 2007. It was titled "Overcoming barriers: Human mobility and
development". The top countries by HDI were grouped in a new category
called "Very High Human Development". The report refers to these
countries as "developed countries".http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Development_Index
The HDI combines three dimensions: