Colombo, Dec 10 (BAN/ AD): On Monday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has released Human Development Report 2019 in which Sri Lanka has been ranked 71 out of 189 countries. The ranking shows country has improved in human development in past years.
The UNDP report is named “Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: Inequalities in human development in the 21st century”, Nations Human Development Index (HDI) has improved up to 0.780 in 2018 from 0.625 in 1990 in a scale ranging between 0-1.
As per this report Lankan average life expectancy at birth is 76.8 years. Mean years of schooling is 11.1 year while expected years of schooling is 14 years. India has been ranked at 129, Bhutan at 134, Bangladesh at 135, Nepal at 147, Pakistan at 152, and Afghanistan at 170 in the 2019 index.
Norway, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, Hong Kong in order, ranked at the top five of the HDI while Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Mali Burundi, respectively were in the bottom.