Economic Freedom and Human Development by Region
Created on January 19, 2012
Human Development Index
2012 Index of Economic Freedom Score
Each dot represents a nation in the Index of Economic Freedom
Global Trend Line
Middle East/North Africa
South and Central America/Caribbean
Global Correlation = 0.70, R2 = 0.49
Note: Trend lines are for all countries in the Index of Economic Freedom.
Sources: Terry Miller, Kim R. Holmes, and Edwin J. Feulner, 2012 Index of Economic Freedom (Washington, D.C.: The Heritage Foundation and Dow Jones & Company, Inc., 2012), at www.heritage.org/index; and Human Development Reports, United Nations Human Development Programme, at http://hdr.undp.org/en/reports (November 21, 2011).