United Nations released its Human Development Index and Colombia has achieved significant progress. It now ranks 77, improving five places since last year. Experts affirm the progress is due to improvement in health and education services. The index, considered the best way to measure development, includes data on life expectancy, literacy rates and GDP per capita. Norway ranks number one, followed by nations like Australia, Iceland and Canada. In Latin America, Chile (44) and Argentina (49) are the best positioned countries.