4. Algeria (HDI Score: 0.713)
Algerian government offered more than $23 billion in public grants and retroactive salary and benefit increases. This was due to economic protests in February and March 2011. Public spending has increased by 27 percent annually during the past five years. Algeria is the largest country in Africa.
3. Mauritius (HDI Score: 0.737)
Mauritius has benefited immensely by sound macroeconomic policies and wide-ranging structural reforms since 2006. The nation overtook South Africa in 2013, to become the most competitive economy in sub-Saharan Africa. However, structural bottlenecks in education have to be dealt with. Mauritius is the 3rd smallest African country. It is also one of Africa’s richest countries despite its small size.