6. Gabon (HDI Score: 0.712)
This resource-rich nation is the fifth largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa. Gabon’s HDI has improved in the recent years. The government is working towards diversifying the economy, creating jobs, building capacities and introducing social safety nets.
5. Tunisia (HDI Score: 0.712)
Employment in Tunisia showed little improvement. Unemployment rate declined to 15.7 percent in the third quarter of 2013 from 17 percent in the same period in 2012.