Colombia is a country in South America, with an HDI ranking of 98 out of 187 countries. The main obstacle to human development in the country is an asymmetric armed conflict that has been occurring since 1960.
Located in West Africa, Ghana is the ninth largest economy in Africa. While it ranks 138 out of 187 countries in the HDI, over the last decade Ghana has grown economically, and also made progress on good governance, youth and gender empowerment.
Indonesia is an archipelago state comprised of thousands of islands with an HDI ranking of 108 out of 187 countries. Its estimated population of 252 million makes it the world’s 4th most populous country, yet many people live below the extreme poverty line.
Kenya is a country in East Africa with a largely rural population of about 45 million. The country is mainly agricultural, with other economic activities revolving around tourism, services, transport, communication, mining and oil.
Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, with an estimated population of 15.7 million. Much of the population lives in rural areas, but the country is rapidly urbanizing.