This map categorizes each country in Africa by its score on the Human Development Index, or HDI. The HDI combines indicators of a country’s health, education, and living standards to give a clear picture of that country’s level of development. HDI values can range from 0 (least developed) to 1 (most developed). Countries can be categorized under Very High Development, High Development, Medium Development, or Low Development. According to the map, only one country in Africa - Libya! - falls under the High Development category (colored red). Because of the extreme lack of development on the continent, the map breaks up the Low Development category (colored tan and gray) into two parts. The scarcity of even Medium Development countries (colored orange) in Africa is frightening. It is interesting that the Medium Development countries are clustered in the north, south, and west. These countries have access to the sea, which can be used for fishing and trade. The landlocked countries of central Africa have not had access to these benefits, and thus their development has suffered. (Of course, there are many other reasons for Africa’s lack of development.) This map clearly illustrates the struggles faced by the people of Africa.