In the Human Development Index ranking Belarus rose by 15 positions and took 50th place
Belarus got the 50th position in the Ranking of 187 countries on the Human Development Index (health, education, income per capita) which was composed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and was presented in Mexico last week. Belarus has the third position in the group of countries with high human development.
The Human Development Index (HDI) is calculated from three indicators - life expectancy, average length of education and gross national income.
Belarus had the 65th position in the latest ranking.
"We "jumped" up to 15 positions as compared with the previous report, - says the coordinator of UNDP in Belarus Vladislav Khilkevich. - The ranking position was mostly improved thanks to the increase of the "average length of education”. Figure changed from 9.3 years to 11.5 years on average Belarusian and increased more than two years. The other parameters have changed slightly."
The data reflect the situation in 2010. It is thought that because of the events of 2011 the position of Belarus may change significantly in the future ranking.
Norway, Australia and the USA are on the top of the ranking. Among the former socialist countries only Estonia (33th), Poland (39th), Lithuania (41th), Latvia (44th) are included into a group with very high level of human development.
Russia (55th), Kazakhstan (69th), Georgia (72th), Ukraine (78th) Armenia (87th) joined the group of countries with high level of human development.
Turkmenistan, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan are among countries with medium level of human development.