|SL ranked 73 at Human Development Index|
THURSDAY, 24 JULY 2014 17:25
Sri Lanka has ranked 73rd position of the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI) for 2014 under high development category, leaving all the South Asian countries behind.
India is ranked at 135, among the medium development countries like Egypt, South Africa, Mongolia, Philippines and Indonesia.
Pakistan ranked 146 and Nepal 145, in the low development category. Bhutan, Maldives, Afghanistan and Bangladesh ranked at 136, 103, 169 and 142 respectively.
According to the 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) released on July 24 in Tokyo, the human development index of Sri Lanka, a measure derived from life expectancy, education levels and income, grew from 0.745 in 2012 to 0.750 in 2013.
The HDR covers 187 countries across the world and is published annually by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
In the current report, the top five countries ranked in terms of the HDI are Norway, Australia, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the US. The bottom five countries in this ranking are Niger, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Chad and Sierra Leone.
The Progress of Sri Lanka over the years..