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Sri Lanka and Maldives top South Asian Human Development
February 20, 2018 - 15:44
As 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.