Health Desk--15 Sep’18: Bangladesh has moved three notches up to the 136th place among 189 countries in the Global Human Development Index (HDI) 2017, according to the Human Development Report (HDR) of the United Nations Development Programme.
Bangladesh had also moved up three spots and ranked 139th in HDI 2015 due to the remarkable progress it made in many socio-economic areas, including life expectancy and per capita income.
India also climbed one spot to 130th position among the countries in the latest report “Human Development Indices and Indicators” released on Friday. Norway has been ranked first.
Human development data, analysis and reporting have been at the heart of that paradigm.
UNDP's Human Development Index has captured human progress, combining information on people's health, education and income in just one number.
Over the years, the HDI has served as a comparative tool of excellence, and as a reliable platform for vigorous public debates on national priorities.
UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner said the Human Development Report will remain UNDP's premier vehicle to advance development thinking. “Our mission to capture the state of global human development and inform development policy across the globe has never been more crucial.”
Looking at 2018 results, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Ireland and Germany lead the HDI ranking of 189 countries and territories, while Niger, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Chad and Burundi have the lowest scores in the HDI's measurement of national achievements in health, education and income.