Belarus ranks 53rd among 189 countries in the latest Human Development Index (HDI), according to the UN Development Programme report.
The country holds the lowest position among its neighbours.
The Human Development Index in Belarus is set at 0.808 that puts our country at the 53rd place of the ranking.
The average life expectancy in Belarus is 73.1 years, the average duration of education 12.3 years, and per capita GNI is over $16,000.
Situation in the countries neigbouring Belarus is a bit better.
Russia holds 49th position, Ukraine is ranked 88th, Poland 33rd, Lithuania 35th, and Latvia – 41st.
For comparison, top-ranked Norway that holds the first place in the ranking, has an index of 0.953.
The life expectancy there is over 82 years, the average duration of education is about 12 years and per capita GNI is over $68,000.
The top ten includes Switzerland, Australia, Ireland, Germany, Iceland, Hong Kong, Sweden, Singapore, and the Netherlands.
Meanwhile, the bottom five countries are Burundi, Chad, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and Niger.
The HDI assesses long-term progress in key dimensions of human development: long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living.
Besides, it takes into account such indicators as life expectancy, duration of studies in schools, gross national income per capita.
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