The 10 Most and Least Developed Countries
Photo: Beccaplusmolly via Flickr Creative Commons
#5: New Zealand
The island nation of New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean has a varied topography of mountains, volcanoes and coastal plains. It is heavily dependent on international trade. Canada and Ireland share the fifth spot with New Zealand, with the same Human Development Index of 0.908, according to the U.N. Development Program.