Armenia ranks 83rd among 189 countries and territories in the latest Human Development Index (HDI), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said in a report released on September 14.
At the same time, Norway, Switzerland and Australia were among the top three countries with the highest level of Human Development Index.
Russia was on the 49th place, Turkey on the 64th, Georgia on the 70th, Azerbaijan on 80.
Definition of ‘Human Development Index’: The Human Development Index (HDI) is a statistical tool used to measure a country’s overall achievement in its social and economic dimensions. The social and economic dimensions of a country are based on the health of people, their level of education attainment and their standard of living.
Calculation of the index combines four major indicators: life expectancy for health, expected years of schooling, mean of years of schooling for education and Gross National Income per capita for standard of living.
Every year UNDP ranks countries based on the HDI report released in their annual report. HDI is one of the best tools to keep track of the level of development of a country, as it combines all major social and economic indicators that are responsible for economic development.
Let’s face it: Armenia needs a crucial and prompt action to make a significant progress.
Despite remarkable socio-economic progress in recent years, more than a quarter of the Armenian population is still living in absolute poverty (see annex facts and figures, socio-economic indicators). A primary goal is therefore poverty reduction, health improvement, education progression through the creation of sustainable development strategy taking into consideration the specific needs and necessities by priorities for a shining future of the country.
Time to react for a better country… After #VelvetRevolution we hope that Armenia will increase the ranking index based on an extra effort of the public and private sectors as well as with the cooperation and collaboration of the civil society.