Denmark is one of the most developed countries in the world, according to the UN’s annual Human Development Report.
The UN Development Programme ranked Denmark in fourth place – a huge jump from last year in which Denmark was placed tenth.
The top three – Switzerland, Australia and Norway – were unchanged. Completing the top ten were the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, the US, Canada and New Zealand.
Explaining a six-place leap
The Human Development Report (here) covers a wide range of categories, so it might not be initially obvious how Denmark has climbed six places.
The average life expectancy of the Danish population has risen from 79.4 to 80.2, the average length of education a student is expected to receive has risen from 17 to 18.7 years, and the gross national income per capita in Denmark has risen by 14,000 kroner.