Montenegro moves down to 54th place in UN human development index for 2011.

By bne IntelliNews November 4, 2011
The UN human development index (HDI) covering 187 countries this year has placed Montenegro on the 54th place in the ranking, down from 49th place in the 2010 index. Montenegro is eight positions after Croatia but is ahead of Serbia (59th), Albania (70th), Bosnia and Herzegovina (74th) from the countries in the region. Montenegro is ranked one place higher than the new EU member Bulgaria and is lagging four positions behind Romania. HDI is calculated as a weighted average of economic and social indicators. GDP per capita is the leading gauge on the side of the economic assessment while the social study is focused on quality of health and education. Montenegro gets higher score in social indicators as the non-income HDI value of 0.831 exceeds the overall HDI index of 0.771.

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