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Bangladesh has progressed in human development index

Bangladesh has progressed in human development index
Bangladesh has progressed in human development index

Bangladesh has advanced in the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Human Development Index. The index value of Bangladesh has increased by 10.0006 compared to earlier. The human development situation of Bangladesh has been mentioned by UNDP as moderate.

This figure emerged in the ‘Human Development Report 2021-22’ released by UNDP on Thursday (September 8).

Bangladesh ranks 129 in this year’s index. The last published report before this was published in 2020. Bangladesh was ranked 133 out of 189 countries in the Human Development Report. And this year, Bangladesh has risen to the 129th position among 191 countries.

According to the report of UNDP, in 2019, Bangladesh was ranked 135th out of 185 countries in the world. In 2018, Bangladesh ranked 136th in this index, 3 steps ahead of the previous year. According to this year’s report, the human development situation in Bangladesh is moderate.

According to the report, Nepal is 143rd, Bhutan 127th, Maldives 90th and Afghanistan 180th among South Asian countries.

The Human Development Index is created by UNDP by analyzing a country’s public health, education and income data. Bangladesh has an average value of 0.661 on the published index, which is slightly lower than India (0.663). Where the average life expectancy of Bangladesh is shown as 72.4 years. And the average life expectancy of India is 67.2 years and Pakistan is 66.1 years. Bangladesh is higher than India-Pakistan in education index.

On the other hand, in the report, Bangladesh is in a better position than the two neighboring countries India and Pakistan in the index of development of equality between women and men in the society. Bangladesh ranks 129th in this index. Where India and Pakistan are at 131st and 161st position respectively.

Achim Steiner, head of the UNDP, said that the issue of global food and energy security due to the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war was not highlighted in the newly released index report.


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