1) Norway Ranks 1 in Human development Index (HDI). HDI is considered a better measure of a country's progress than income growth. On the positive side, India's HDI has risen by 1.7% annually since 1980. The report lauds India's contribution by way of its spillover development effect on other countries. For instance, it points out that Indian firms have been supplying affordable medicines, medical equipment and information and communication technology to other poorer countries.
2) It estimates that by 2020, the combined economic output of the three leading developing countries India, Brazil and China will surpass the aggregate production of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States.