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Uneven economic development index, 0 (low) - 10 (high), 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 177 countries was 5.3 index points. The highest value was in the Central African Republic: 9.6 index points and the lowest value was in Norway: 1.4 index points. The indicator is available from 2007 to 2023. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: index points; Source: Fund for Peace
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Countries Uneven economic development, 2023 Global rank Available data
C.A. Republic 9.6 1 2007 - 2023
Haiti 9.2 2 2007 - 2023
Madagascar 9.2 3 2007 - 2023
Mozambique 9.2 4 2007 - 2023
Somalia 9.1 5 2007 - 2023
Zambia 9.1 6 2007 - 2023
G.-Bissau 8.9 7 2007 - 2023
Angola 8.8 8 2007 - 2023
Chad 8.7 9 2007 - 2023
Sudan 8.5 10 2007 - 2023
DR Congo 8.4 11 2007 - 2023
Burkina Faso 8.3 12 2007 - 2023
Afghanistan 8.2 13 2007 - 2023
Papua N.G. 8.2 14 2007 - 2023
Nigeria 8.1 15 2007 - 2023
Togo 8.1 16 2007 - 2023
Eritrea 7.9 17 2007 - 2023
Lesotho 7.9 18 2007 - 2023
Yemen 7.9 19 2007 - 2023
Benin 7.8 20 2007 - 2023
Malawi 7.8 21 2007 - 2023
Niger 7.8 22 2007 - 2023
Rwanda 7.8 23 2007 - 2023
Solomon Isl. 7.8 24 2007 - 2023
Swaziland 7.8 25 2007 - 2023
Zimbabwe 7.8 26 2007 - 2023
Comoros 7.7 27 2007 - 2023
Bolivia 7.6 28 2007 - 2023
Eq. Guinea 7.6 29 2007 - 2023
Ethiopia 7.5 30 2007 - 2023
Guinea 7.5 31 2007 - 2023
Ivory Coast 7.5 32 2007 - 2023
Liberia 7.5 33 2007 - 2023
R. of Congo 7.5 34 2007 - 2023
Sierra Leone 7.5 35 2007 - 2023
Cameroon 7.4 36 2007 - 2023
Kenya 7.4 37 2007 - 2023
Uganda 7.4 38 2007 - 2023
Burma 7.3 39 2007 - 2023
North Korea 7.3 40 2007 - 2023
Tanzania 7.3 41 2007 - 2023
Burundi 7.2 42 2007 - 2023
Djibouti 7.2 43 2007 - 2023
Mali 7.2 44 2007 - 2023
Mauritania 7.2 45 2007 - 2023
Brunei 6.9 46 2007 - 2023
Namibia 6.9 47 2007 - 2023
Paraguay 6.9 48 2007 - 2023
South Africa 6.9 49 2007 - 2023
Venezuela 6.9 50 2007 - 2023
Botswana 6.8 51 2007 - 2023
Brazil 6.8 52 2007 - 2023
Micronesia 6.8 53 2007 - 2023
Honduras 6.7 54 2007 - 2023
Nicaragua 6.7 55 2007 - 2023
S.T.&Principe 6.7 56 2007 - 2023
Ghana 6.6 57 2007 - 2023
Lebanon 6.6 58 2007 - 2023
Turkey 6.6 59 2007 - 2023
Guatemala 6.5 60 2007 - 2023
Syria 6.5 61 2007 - 2023
Cambodia 6.4 62 2007 - 2023
Colombia 6.4 63 2007 - 2023
Libya 6.4 64 2007 - 2023
Senegal 6.3 65 2007 - 2023
Ecuador 6.2 66 2007 - 2023
Peru 6.2 67 2007 - 2023
China 6.1 68 2007 - 2023
Panama 6 69 2007 - 2023
Sri Lanka 6 70 2007 - 2023
Bangladesh 5.9 71 2007 - 2023
Gambia 5.9 72 2007 - 2023
Gabon 5.8 73 2007 - 2023
India 5.8 74 2007 - 2023
Bahrain 5.7 75 2007 - 2023
Iraq 5.7 76 2007 - 2023
Mexico 5.7 77 2007 - 2023
Turkmenistan 5.6 78 2007 - 2023
Argentina 5.3 79 2007 - 2023
Jamaica 5.3 80 2007 - 2023
Laos 5.3 81 2007 - 2023
Nepal 5.3 82 2007 - 2023
Qatar 5.3 83 2007 - 2023
Seychelles 5.3 84 2007 - 2023
Uzbekistan 5.3 85 2007 - 2023
Algeria 5.2 86 2007 - 2023
Mongolia 5.2 87 2007 - 2023
Russia 5.2 88 2007 - 2023
Ant.& Barb. 5.1 89 2007 - 2023
Costa Rica 5.1 90 2007 - 2023
El Salvador 5.1 91 2007 - 2023
Barbados 5 92 2007 - 2023
Cape Verde 5 93 2007 - 2023
Fiji 5 94 2007 - 2023
Chile 4.9 95 2007 - 2023
Kyrgyzstan 4.9 96 2007 - 2023
Pakistan 4.9 97 2007 - 2023
Palestine 4.9 98 2021 - 2023
Ukraine 4.9 99 2007 - 2023
Kuwait 4.8 100 2007 - 2023
Morocco 4.8 101 2007 - 2023
Saudi Arabia 4.8 102 2007 - 2023
Bahamas 4.7 103 2007 - 2023
Bulgaria 4.7 104 2007 - 2023
Domin. Rep. 4.7 105 2007 - 2023
Philippines 4.7 106 2007 - 2023
Suriname 4.7 107 2007 - 2023
Tr.&Tobago 4.7 108 2007 - 2023
Grenada 4.6 109 2007 - 2023
Azerbaijan 4.5 110 2007 - 2023
Cyprus 4.5 111 2007 - 2023
Egypt 4.5 112 2007 - 2023
Iran 4.5 113 2007 - 2023
Georgia 4.4 114 2007 - 2023
Indonesia 4.4 115 2007 - 2023
Jordan 4.4 116 2007 - 2023
Bhutan 4.3 117 2007 - 2023
North Macedonia 4.3 118 2007 - 2023
Serbia 4.3 119 2007 - 2023
Tajikistan 4.3 120 2007 - 2023
Thailand 4.3 121 2007 - 2023
Lithuania 4.1 122 2007 - 2023
Oman 4.1 123 2007 - 2023
Tunisia 4.1 124 2007 - 2023
Romania 4 125 2007 - 2023
USA 4 126 2007 - 2023
Bosnia & Herz. 3.9 127 2007 - 2023
Guyana 3.9 128 2007 - 2023
Cuba 3.8 129 2007 - 2023
Latvia 3.7 130 2007 - 2023
Samoa 3.7 131 2007 - 2023
UK 3.7 132 2007 - 2023
Belize 3.6 133 2007 - 2023
Israel 3.6 134 2007 - 2023
Moldova 3.6 135 2007 - 2023
Malaysia 3.5 136 2007 - 2023
Spain 3.5 137 2007 - 2023
Vietnam 3.5 138 2007 - 2023
Singapore 3.4 139 2007 - 2023
Belarus 3.3 140 2007 - 2023
Uruguay 3.3 141 2007 - 2023
Greece 3.2 142 2007 - 2023
Mauritius 3.1 143 2007 - 2023
UA Emirates 3.1 144 2007 - 2023
Estonia 3 145 2007 - 2023
Albania 2.9 146 2007 - 2023
Croatia 2.9 147 2007 - 2023
France 2.9 148 2007 - 2023
Italy 2.9 149 2007 - 2023
Japan 2.9 150 2007 - 2023
Armenia 2.8 151 2007 - 2023
South Korea 2.8 152 2007 - 2023
Germany 2.7 153 2007 - 2023
Slovenia 2.7 154 2007 - 2023
Australia 2.6 155 2007 - 2023
Hungary 2.6 156 2007 - 2023
Kazakhstan 2.6 157 2007 - 2023
Maldives 2.6 158 2007 - 2023
New Zealand 2.6 159 2007 - 2023
Austria 2.5 160 2007 - 2023
Canada 2.5 161 2007 - 2023
Montenegro 2.4 162 2007 - 2023
Poland 2.4 163 2007 - 2023
Portugal 2.4 164 2007 - 2023
Switzerland 2.4 165 2007 - 2023
Malta 2.3 166 2007 - 2023
Sweden 2.3 167 2007 - 2023
Belgium 2.2 168 2007 - 2023
Slovakia 2.2 169 2007 - 2023
Czechia 1.9 170 2007 - 2023
Denmark 1.8 171 2007 - 2023
Ireland 1.8 172 2007 - 2023
Luxembourg 1.8 173 2007 - 2023
Netherlands 1.8 174 2007 - 2023
Finland 1.6 175 2007 - 2023
Iceland 1.5 176 2007 - 2023
Norway 1.4 177 2007 - 2023



Definition: The Uneven economic development indicator considers inequality within the economy, irrespective of the actual performance of an economy. The higher the value of the index, the higher the inequality in the country's economy.
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