Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The United Nations Development Program has released the annual Human Development Index that measures the progress of countries according to their human development rather than relying on growth in GDP as the sole measure of development.
The 2020 report covered 189 countries, including 20 Arab countries.
This year, the report classified 6 Arab countries in the category of very high human development, on top of which is the United Arab Emirates, which came in 30th on the global list, followed by Saudi Arabia in the 40th globally, Bahrain in 42nd globally, Qatar in 45th in the world, and Oman in the center. 60th globally, and Kuwait 64th in the world.
Norway topped the index as the country with the highest human development in the world, followed by Ireland in second place, and then Switzerland in third place.
Learn about the classification of Arab countries on the 2020 index in the above infographic: