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Peru drops 17 places on UN Human Development Index

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Norway topped the ranking, followed by Australia, Netherlands, United States and New Zeland.

Peru drops 17 places on UN Human Development Index

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Peru dropped 17 places on UN Human Development Index


The latest report, released on Wednesday shows Peru ranking 80th, out of the 187 nations surveyed, compared to 63rd in 2010.


The index measures statistics regarding schooling, life expectancy, and per capita income to rank countries in terms of human development.


Norway topped the ranking, followed by Australia, Netherlands, United States and New Zeland.


The annual study has changed its methodology, meaning rankings shouldn’t be compared to previous years.


In Latin America and the Caribbean, Peru is surpassed by Chile (44), Argentina (45), Barbados (47), Uruguay (48), Cuba (51), Bahamas (53), Mexico(57). Panama (58). Trinidad and Tobago (62), Costa Rica (69), Venezuela (74) and Jamaica (79).


On the other hand, Peru placed above Dominica (81), Ecuador (83), Brazil (84), Colombia (87), Dominican Republic (98), El Salvador (105), Paraguay (107), Bolivia (108), Guyana (117) , Honduras (121), Nicaragua (129), Guatemala (131) and Haiti (158).


Peru’s HDI score increased marginally to 0.725 from 0.723 in 2010.


Correction, November 3, 2011: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that Peru had climbed a spot on the UN’s HDI.