Points to Remember:
- India climbed one spot to 129 among 189 countries in the 2019 human development index, according to a report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on December 9.
- In 2018, India’s human development index (HDI) value of 0.647 had put it at 130 rank.
- In India, 27.1 crore people were lifted out of poverty from 2005-06 to 2015-16, UNDP India resident representative Shoko Noda said while releasing the UNDP’s development report 2019 “Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: inequalities in human development in the 21st century”.
- South Asia was the fastest growing region witnessing 46 per cent growth during 1990-2018, followed by East Asia and the Pacific at 43 per cent.
- “India’s HDI value increased by 50 per cent (from 0.431 to 0.647), which places it above the average for countries in the medium human development group (0.634) and above the average for other South Asian countries (0.642),” Noda said.
- Elsewhere in the region, Indonesia and the Philippines both joined the ranks of countries with high human development.
- What is India’s rank in the 2019 UN’s human development index? 129
- Which country holds the top spot in the 2019 human development index by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)? Norway
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