08/01/2014 05:16 pm ET Updated Aug 01, 2014

These Are The Countries Where Human Progress Is Fastest and Slowest

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) published its annual Human Development Report, which focuses on human vulnerability worldwide, last week.

In measuring progress of human development, the report ranked 187 countries based on indicators such as longevity, education and standard of living. Norway topped the list with very high human development, followed by Australia, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United States.

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