Georgia is in 74th Place
11 November, 2010
Georgia is in 74th Place

Norway is at the Top of Human Development Index


The UN published a new Report on Human Development Index which immediately took the centre of the stage in the Georgian public. According to the 2010 data, Georgia is 74th among 140 countries. The report highlights the major problems of the world population. It is noteworthy that this report is done independently of the UN Development Program.
The UN presented to the world population its 20th report on human development index.

The report unequivocally indicates improvements in Georgia. The index for the country is on the increase since 2005, which means the rise in per capita income in Georgia.
“Georgia should take into account the fact that economic development does not mean human development. Economic development does not allow humans to realize themselves. Purposeful policy is of paramount importance. Humans need to be better able to unfold their capabilities,” – said Natia Natsvlishvili, Head of democratic direction in the UN development programs.
The first place went to Norway. Further places are shared by the United States, Canada, Sweden, Ireland and Australia.
The index shows the situation in every country on account of three parameters: per capita income, access to education and health.
Per capita level in Georgia for the year of 2010 reached USD 4 400. It should be noted that access to education is defined by two indicators: the average number of years spent by a 25-year old person for the study within education system (12 years in case of Georgia), and the average number of years to be spent by a 5-year old child for the education throughout life.
Level of and access to healthcare development in Georgia is of the middle level. Furthermore, due to a rather high Gender inequality index, the Georgian human development has 16% less than it could have been in case of Gender equality. This level of inequality places Georgia above Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia, given a very low proportion of women in politics, which currently stands at 6%.
The multi-dimensional poverty index is measured by the number of persons who are underprovided with the minimum conditions to subsist (electric power, water, food, daily belongings and alike). This index accounts for 1% of Georgian population.

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