Countries that have higher Human Development Indexes than Lebanon:
Columbia: Continues to suffer from a god-knows-how-long civil war today
Boznia and Herzogovina: We all know what this country went through in the 1990s
Macedonia: a less well-known civil war took place here in the late 1990s
Thailand: Don't Lebanese import domestic helpers from that country?
-Overall, Lebanon is ranked 81 out of 177 countries
-The country is considered to be part of the "Middle Human Development" category
-It lost one spot from last year
If you'd like to take a look at the PDF file with all the scores, click on this link. Warning: site is not for the faint-hearted!