Kazakhstan Listed in Top 50 of Human Development Index

Kazakhstan has entered the Top 50 of the Human Development Index. Having improved its positions on several indicators, the country is listed in the same group of countries as Norway, Germany and Sweden.

This has been stated in the report of the United Nations Development Program for this year. The UNDP Resident Representative to Kazakhstan, Yakup Beris, said that basic indicators by which the rating of the countries was determined include life expectancy, duration of education and gross national income per capita.

Other data that has also been taken into account include the level of social security, parameters of health and cultural development of population, gender equality, environmental protection as well as assessment of the citizens participating in decision making. Such development analysis in different countries has been compiled regularly from 1990.

“The UNDP Resident Representative to Kazakhstan, Yakup Beris, said that Kazakhstan took the 50th place among 189 countries in the Human Development Index. The coefficient has been increased for 2018 to 2019 and has amounted to 15.5 percent. Yakup Beris said that it is indeed an achievement. Life expectancy has been increased by five years from 1990 to 2018 which means that each person who was born today will live 6.5 years longer than the one who was born in 1990. The average duration of education from the moment the student went to educational institutions has increased by 2.9 years,” said UNDP Resident Representative to Kazakhstan, Yakup Beris.

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