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Sri Lanka and Maldives top South Asian Human Development

August 23, 2017 - 10:10

HDR 2007/08The Human Development Report 2013 was launched on 15 March 2013. The report, The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development. China has already overtaken Japan as the worlds second biggest economy while lifting hundreds of millions of its people out of poverty. India is reshaping its future with new entrepreneurial creativity and social policy innovation. Brazil is lifting its living standards through expanding international relationships and antipoverty programs that are emulated worldwide. But the “Rise of the South” analyzed in the Report is a much larger phenomenon: Turkey, Mexico, Thailand, South Africa, Indonesia and many other developing nations are also becoming leading actors on the world stage. More information about HDR 2013

HDI South AsiaAs usual a comparative Human Development Index is included in the report. It gives statistical comparisions between 187 countries of the world. Just like in last years, the current year’s figures are complimented by a trends analysis for the period back to 1980.
The overall trend curves for the South Asian region however show a steady improvement during the period 1980-2013 (see figure to the right).
In the HDR 2013, Sri Lanka still ranks highest as no. 92, unchanged position, being the only South Asian nation to be included in the High Human Development category of nations.
Maldives ranks second, as no. 104, down by 1 position since last year, and India is ranked as no. 136, both in the Medium Human Development category of nations, to which also Bhutan (position 140) belong.
Next comes Pakistan and Bangladesh, ranked to share the position no. 146, belonging to the Low Human Development category of nations, along with Nepal (position 157); and Afghanistan (position 175.
Just like previous years Norway tops the worldwide HDI list, this year before Australia and the United States. Sweden ranks as no. 7 (same as last year). 
Study the Human Development Index 2013.

Sri Lanka and Maldives top South Asian Human Development

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Date:
August 23, 2017
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10:10