2007/2008 Human Development Ranking

In Central America Costa Rica is at the top (with 48 in overall ranking), followed by Panama (62), El Salvador (103), Nicaragua (110), Honduras (115), and Guatemala (118).

Friday, December 19, 2008

The United Nations Program for Development published the 2007/2008 Human Development Report with the current ranking of countries under the banner of the general perspective of the fight against climate change: Solidarity in a divided world.

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Human Development Report 2011

November 2011

According to the UN Development Program (UNDP) index, within Central America Panama comes first at no. 58 followed by Costa Rica (69), El Salvador (105), Honduras (121), Nicaragua (129) and Guatemala at no. 131.

While Panama's ranking has moved up one spot since the last time the UNDP Human Development Index (HDI) was published, Costa Rica and Honduras have slipped back a place.

Central America Improving... Less Than The Rest

November 2010

In the Global Human Development Index 2010, Panama is ranked 54, Costa Rica 62, El Salvador 90, Honduras 106, Nicaragua and Guatemala 115 and 116 respectively.

The Central American countries, like others in Latin America, continue to improve in most variables measuring human development and the HDI Program published by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Human Development Report 2009

October 2009

In Central America Costa Rica is at the top (with 54 in overall ranking), followed by Panama (60), El Salvador (106), Honduras (112), Guatemala (122), and Nicaragua (124).

"This report breaks new ground in applying a human development approach to the study of migration. It discusses who migrants are, where they come from and go to, and why they move.

UNDP: "Guatemala's economic model failed"

November 2008

The country's 2007-2008 Human Development Report will be presented today by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Slight economic growth in the country between 1980 and 2007 and unresolved social problems involving inequality and poverty "demonstrate how the Guatemalan economic model has failed", the Report states.