The Index Simulator

This simulator is for advanced users who have an understanding of the indices and have reviewed their country's ranking in those indices. The Index Simulator allows you to imagine how a change in your country's performance in an index KPI would alter its overall ranking, and to select other countries for comparison.

Country description

Rwanda is a low income country. It has a GDP per capita of around 833.83 USD (2021) and HDI value of 0.54 (2019)

Index description

The Development Challenges Index measures shortfalls in three key dimensions, namely (i) quality-adjusted human development, (ii) environmental sustainability and (iii) governance. This index offers an analytical toolkit that could trigger policy dialogue to address these challenges at the global, regional and national levels.

Results for Rwanda


2020 Simulator
projection
Rank 54
Score
0.49Value: 0.493292
Value: 0.493292

Comparison benchmarks
Compare to:
Top 3 in Income Group
Top 3 in Region
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Income Group
Region
KPI Information icon 2020
Weight Information icon Best Worst Aspirational value Information icon Rwanda
plus interface iconQuality-adjusted human development
Rank 21 / Score 0.56
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years (2019)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
74.1 44.2
Worst: Lesotho 44.2
Best: Japan 74.1
53.51%
60.2Value: 60.2
Expected years of schooling (2019)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
22 6.5
Worst: Niger 6.5
Best: Australia 22
30.32%
11.2Value: 11.2
Mean years of schooling (2019)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
14.2 1.6
Worst: Burkina Faso 1.6
Best: Germany 14.2
22.22%
4.4Value: 4.4
Harmonized test scores (2020)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
575.272 304.922
Worst: Niger 304.922
Best: Singapore 575.272
19.66%
358.08Value: 358.084
Gross national income (GNI) per capita (constant 2017 PPP$) (2019)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
92418 754
Worst: Burundi 754
Best: Qatar 92418
1.53%
2155Value: 2155
Inequality IncomeInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
57 8.5
Worst: South Africa 57
Best: Ukraine 8.5
42.47%
36.4Value: 36.4
plus interface iconEnvironmental sustainability
Rank 62 / Score 0.47
Carbon Dioxide (C02) emissions per capita (production) (2018)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
38 0
Worst: Qatar 38
Best: Burundi 0
99.74%
0.1Value: 0.1
Material footprint per capita (2017)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
118.07 0.43
Worst: Guyana 118.07
Best: Belarus 0.43
97.72%
3.11Value: 3.11
Energy efficiency (megajoules per USD constant 2011 PPP GDP) (2017)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
19.52 1.36
Worst: Trinidad and Tobago 19.52
Best: Malta 1.36
85.85%
3.93Value: 3.93
PM2.5 exposure (2020)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
3993.22 71.6837
Worst: Egypt 3993.22
Best: Iceland 71.6837
81.13%
811.73Value: 811.726
Household solid fuels (2020)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
8114.93 0.135
Worst: Central African Republic 8114.93
Best: United Arab Emirates 0.135
57.05%
3485.27Value: 3485.27
Ozone exposure (2020)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
545.843 0.0383
Worst: Nepal 545.843
Best: Barbados 0.0383
89.92%
55.03Value: 55.0322
Unsafe sanitation (2020)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
6099.32 0.405425
Worst: Central African Republic 6099.32
Best: United Kingdom 0.405425
80.9%
1165.3Value: 1165.3
Unsafe drinking water (2020)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
8138.96 1.67686
Worst: Central African Republic 8138.96
Best: Greece 1.67686
80.65%
1576.09Value: 1576.09
Lead exposure (2020)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
1869.91 14.5187
Worst: Afghanistan 1869.91
Best: Finland 14.5187
88.97%
219.21Value: 219.21
Controlled solid waste (2020)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
1 0
Worst: Afghanistan 0
Best: Colombia 1
0%
0Value: 0
plus interface iconGood governance
Rank 98 / Score 0.45
Transparent Laws With Predictable Enforcement (2020)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
3.828 -2.385
Worst: Libya -2.385
Best: Sweden 3.828
46.61%
0.51Value: 0.511
Executive Oversight (2020)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
3.362 -2.431
Worst: Burundi -2.431
Best: Sweden 3.362
45%
0.18Value: 0.176
Judicial Accountability (2020)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
3.615 -2.185
Worst: Bahrain -2.185
Best: Denmark 3.615
71.36%
1.95Value: 1.954
Access to Justice index (2020)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
0.997 0.039
Worst: Syrian Arab Republic 0.039
Best: Denmark 0.997
53.13%
0.55Value: 0.548
Rigorous and Impartial Public Administration (2020)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
3.918 -2.532
Worst: Libya -2.532
Best: Germany 3.918
38.85%
-0.03Value: -0.026
CSO consultation (2020)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
3.595 -2.476
Worst: Syrian Arab Republic -2.476
Best: Denmark 3.595
43.29%
0.15Value: 0.152
CSO participatory environment (2020)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
3.178 -2.152
Worst: Croatia -2.152
Best: Norway 3.178
38.44%
-0.1Value: -0.103
Government effectiveness (2020)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
2.3353 -2.30766
Worst: Yemen -2.30766
Best: Singapore 2.3353
57.07%
0.34Value: 0.342128
Index Global Highlights
Global Details
Global Average
0.42 Value: 0.419058061349693
Developed Economies Average
0.24 0.239584527777778
Developing Economies Average
0.46 0.456773355263158
Highest Ranked Country Country Haiti
Score
0.66 0.657546
Global Rank 1
Lowest Ranked Country Country Switzerland
Score
0.12 0.123977
Global Rank 163
Highest Ranked Developed Country Country Czech Republic
Score
0.51 0.514665
Global Rank 44
Lowest Ranked Developed Country Country Switzerland
Score
0.12 0.123977
Global Rank 163
Highest Ranked Developing Country Country Yemen
Score
0.64 0.635859
Global Rank 4
Lowest Ranked Developing Country Country Singapore
Score
0.21 0.210218
Global Rank 148
Arab Region Details Information icon
Arab Average
0.48 0.477712578947368
Arab Diversified Lebanon, Egypt, State of Palestine, Jordan, Iraq
0.46 0.45649475
Arab LDC Mauritania, Djibouti, Comoros, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic
0.57 0.5665474
Highest Ranked Country Country Yemen
Score
0.64 0.635859
Global Rank 4
Lowest Ranked Country Country United Arab Emirates
Score
0.36 0.35962
Global Rank 120
Highest Arab Diversified Country Country Iraq
Score
0.52 0.520455
Global Rank 39
Lowest Arab Diversified Country Country Jordan
Score
0.36 0.364329
Global Rank 116
Highest Arab LDC Country Yemen
Score
0.64 0.635859
Global Rank 4
Lowest Arab LDC Country Djibouti
Score
0.53 0.525004
Global Rank 37
Economies per capita
High-Income Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Slovak Republic, Korea, Rep.
0.27 0.2729413
Upper-Middle-Income Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Paraguay, Peru, Russian Federation, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Serbia, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Venezuela, South Africa, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Dominican Republic
0.43 0.434182046511628
Lower-Middle-Income Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eswatini, Ghana, Honduras, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Moldova, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe, Uruguay, Zambia, State of Palestine, Congo, Rep., Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Viet Nam
0.49 0.4864614
Low Income Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Rep., Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Korea Dem Rep., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Togo, Uganda, Yemen
0.58 0.5778775
Oil Exporting/Importing
Oil Exporting Average Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, China, Colombia, Congo, Rep., Congo, Democratic Rep., Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Yemen, Slovak Republic, Viet Nam
0.41 0.409599349206349
Oil Importing Average Afghanistan, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Korea, Rep., Moldova, Romania, Rwanda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Togo, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe, Uruguay, Zambia, Central African Republic, Czech Republic, South Africa, State of Palestine, North Macedonia, Hong Kong SAR, Kosovo, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Korea Dem Rep., Tanzania
0.43 0.426989464646465
Oil Exporting Best Country Congo, Democratic Rep.
Score
0.66 0.655378
Global Rank 3
Oil Exporting Worst Country Denmark
Score
0.13 0.13038
Global Rank 162
Oil Importing Best Country Haiti
Score
0.66 0.657546
Global Rank 1
Oil Importing Worst Country Switzerland
Score
0.12 0.123977
Global Rank 163
OECD Information icon
OECD Average
0.24 0.241569918918919
OECD Developed Average Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Czech Republic
0.23 0.230422787878788
OECD Developing Average Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Korea, Rep., Turkey
0.35 0.3522988
OECD Best Country Czech Republic
Score
0.51 0.514665
Global Rank 44
OECD Worst Country Switzerland
Score
0.12 0.123977
Global Rank 163
OECD Developed Best Country Czech Republic
Score
0.51 0.514665
Global Rank 44
OECD Developed Worst Country Switzerland
Score
0.12 0.123977
Global Rank 163
OECD Developing Best Country Mexico
Score
0.43 0.427359
Global Rank 90
OECD Developing Worst Country Korea, Rep.
Score
0.24 0.241788
Global Rank 139
Arab region Information icon
Simple Average
0.48
Highest Ranked Country Country Yemen
Score 0.64
Rank 4
Lowest Ranked Country Country United Arab Emirates
Score 0.36
Rank 120
AMU Information icon
Simple Average
0.46
Highest Ranked Country Country Libya
Score 0.54
Rank 32
Lowest Ranked Country Country Tunisia
Score 0.38
Rank 113
East Asia and Pacific Information icon
Simple Average
0.4
Highest Ranked Country Country Lao PDR
Score 0.55
Rank 26
Lowest Ranked Country Country New Zealand
Score 0.19
Rank 153
Europe and Central Asia Information icon
Simple Average
0.31
Highest Ranked Country Country Turkmenistan
Score 0.6
Rank 12
Lowest Ranked Country Country Switzerland
Score 0.12
Rank 163
Latin America and The Caribbean Information icon
Simple Average
0.42
Highest Ranked Country Country Haiti
Score 0.66
Rank 1
Lowest Ranked Country Country Cuba
Score 0.23
Rank 143
North America Information icon
Simple Average
0.24
Highest Ranked Country Country United States
Score 0.25
Rank 135
Lowest Ranked Country Country Canada
Score 0.22
Rank 144
South Asia Information icon
Simple Average
0.48
Highest Ranked Country Country Afghanistan
Score 0.56
Rank 21
Lowest Ranked Country Country Sri Lanka
Score 0.4
Rank 104
Sub-Saharan Africa Information icon
Simple Average
0.53
Highest Ranked Country Country Central African Republic
Score 0.66
Rank 2
Lowest Ranked Country Country Mauritius
Score 0.31
Rank 126
Organization of Islamic Cooperation Information icon
Simple Average
0.49
Highest Ranked Country Country Yemen
Score 0.64
Rank 4
Lowest Ranked Country Country Cote d'Ivoire
Score 0.31
Rank 125
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