8. Botswana (HDI Score: 0.634)
Botswana’s economic progress over the last four decades has transformed the living standards of its people. However, significant pockets of poverty still remain in rural areas.
7. Egypt (HDI Score: 0.662)
Egypt is taking steps to reduce poverty. It is targeting subsidies to the needy segments of the society. It is also working on bolstering its social justice agenda.