ArmInfo. Armenia ranked 81st in the Human Development Report 2019 of the United Nations Development Program and entered the second group with High Human Development. The report covers 189 countries, which are divided into 4 groups.
As noted in the document, according to UN studies (UNDP), 20% human development progress has been lost due to uneven sharing access to education, health and living standards. "Inequality begins before birth and worsens by as the child grows. This necessitates an increase in allocations for education, health and nutrition for children, "the report said.
UNDP concludes that in countries with the highest productive labor forces, power is not concentrated in the hands of only one group of people. Strong trade unions operate in these countries, a high minimum wage and social protection are guaranteed, as well as ample opportunities to attract women to the labor market.
According to the rating, the neighbors of Armenia - Georgia, Azerbaijan and Iran are at the 70th, 87th and 65th places respectively, also falling into the second group with High Human Development.
In the first group, "Highest Human Development," the leading five were Norway, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany and Hong Kong, which is part of the PRC.
For example, such countries as Kyrgyzstan (122), Tajikistan (125) and Pakistan (152) were included in the "Middle Human Development" group, and Burundi (185), South Sudan, Chad, and Central African Republic and Niger (186-189 places)are among the top five in the group "Low Human Development".