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<p>A country is considered to be developed if it has a high <a href=/graph/eco_gdp_cap&int=-1>per capita GDP</a>, is technologically advanced and the people of the country enjoy a high standard of living. These countries usually have a diverse industrial and service based economy. Developed nations include most <a href=/region/EUR>European countries</a>, <a href=/country/ca>Canada</a>, <a href=/country/us>United States</a>, <a href=/country/is>Israel<a/>, <a href=/country/ja>Japan<a/>, <a href=/country/as>Australia<a/> and <a href=/country/nz>New Zealand<a/>. Some sources also consider <a href=/country/cy>Cyprus<a/>, <a href=/country/mt>Malta<a/>, <a href=/country/ks>South Korea<a/>, <a href=/country/sn>Singapore<a/>, <a href=/country/si>Slovenia<a/> and / or <a href=/country/tu>Turkey<a/> to be developed nations.</p>
<p>The gulf states, including Qatar, have achieved a high GDP through the exploitation of natural resources but are not considered developed nations as they have not achieved the level of industrialisation or standard of living needed for 'developed nation' status.</p>
<p>The <a href=/graph/eco_hum_dev_ind&int=-1>//human development index</a> which measures several factors relating to development including <a href=/graph/eco_gdp_cap&int=-1>per capita GDP</a>, <a href=/graph/hea_lif_exp_at_bir_tot_pop>life expectancy</a> and <a href=/graph/edu_lit_tot_pop>literacy</a>. Qatar is ranked 49th on the human development index, well below the indisputably developed nations.</p>
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