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Top 10 Most Developed African Countries

Human Development Index (HDI) is a standard way of measuring the well-being of the people of a country. It is a comparative measure of literacy, life expectancy and standard of living. HDI is used to measure the impact of the economic policies on the quality of life of its people.

Here is a brief overview of the top 10 most developed African countries as of 2014.

10. Namibia (HDI Score: 0.608)

Namibiaโ€™s many prudent macroeconomic policies have resulted in robust economic growth. Experts project real GDP growth at 4.3 percent in 2014. The nation continues to benefit from the continued expansion of construction activities.

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9. South Africa (HDI Score: 0.629)

Since the ANC-led government came to power, the United Nations Development Index of South Africa has fallen. The government is struggling to achieve monetary and fiscal discipline in order to ensure economic growth and redistribution of wealth.

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      No, but even with the latest HDI figures (from 2015) Morocco falls just outside the top 10 (number 11 usually). Though with the rapid changes in some North African countries it is possible that they will enter the top 10 in 2017.

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      hahhahha i visited almost all of them but still morocco was the most developed one there so i don t understand why you didn t put morocco here humph

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    Here’s an alternative, in my opinion more realistic, list:

    1 – South Africa
    2 – Morocco
    3 – Algeria
    4 – Seychelles
    5 – Tunisia
    6 – Mauritius
    7 – Namibia
    8 – Egypt
    9 – Gabon
    10 – Nigeria

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    Lul @ all the people angry at the list. The author just ranked them by their respective HDI (Human Development Index) indicators, which is a pretty good and reliable measure of the standards of living within a country. Remember, it’s taking into account the WHOLE country, so just saying “I’ve been to _____ (commercial capital) and it was nice so why isn’t that country higher up” isn’t viable because it’s not representative of the whole country. The big cities and urban areas are much more developed than the rural areas in any country, so saying that country A is more developed than country B just based on your perceptions of the countries, when those perceptions are very likely based on experience or knowledge of the big urban financial centres just doesn’t cut it. Especially when considering that in many of these countries, the rural populace is larger than the urban populace.

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