Human Development Index Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

HDI in United States and Mexican border localities, 2000

This interesting map from the 2009 Human Development Report shows the human development index (HDI) in U.S. counties and Mexican municipalities along the U.S.-Mexico border. “What is interesting is that the lowest HDI county on the U.S. side (Starr County Texas) is higher than the highest HDI municipality in Mexico (i.e., Mexicali),” says Steven Taylor. Via Andrew Sullivan.