We are 11th, so what? We are still doing fine

Headlines such as ‘We are no longer in the HDI top 10,’ while eye-catching, are not very helpful and create the impression that we are now doing poorly. They are misleading for several reasons.

UN Photo: Mark Garten
Children in December inside a classroom at the Za’atri refugee camp in Jordan, host to thousands of Syrians displaced by conflict.
Yiagadeesen Samy, Alexis Ashworth
Published: Wednesday, 03/27/2013 12:00 am EDT


If you are already a subscriber

Subscribe to Embassy

Subscribe to the print and electronic editions and get instant access to Embassy online.

Quick purchase

Purchase this week's edition of Embassy in electronic format (PDF) for $4.00

Sign up for a free trial

For access to the website.

This Week's Issue
policy briefings