UN: Turkmenistan’s Human Development Index increases by 4 percent since 2005
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Nov.8 / Trend, H.Hasanov /
Turkmenistan's Human Development Index this year is the second highest among the grouping of Medium Human Development countries and represents a 4 percent increase since 2005, UNDP Ashgabat Office's press release says. The UNDP's HDR Office expert Tim Scott voiced these figures the UNDP's HDR Office in New York.
According to him, over this same period, life expectancy in Turkmenistan increased by almost a year and gross national income grew 44 percent.
In terms of ranking, Turkmenistan comes 87th out of 169 countries - ahead of Uzbekistan at 102, Kyrgyzstan at 109, and Tajikistan at 112.
The presentation ceremony in Ashgabat was attended by Kori Udovicki, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, UNDP Regional Director of the Bureau for Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States.
The information says that in the context of Turkmenistan the HDI value for 2010 is 0.669, placing it in on top of the "medium" human development category.
Turkmenistan's development progress as measured by the HDI has been steady and impressive, rising from 0.642 since 2005.
The report also features three innovative new measurements complementing the Report's traditional Human Development Index (HDI): the Inequality-adjusted HDI, the Gender Inequality Index and the Multidimensional Poverty Index.