UNDP: Kazakhstan is ahead of CIS countries and Europe in terms of human development
Kazakhstan, Astana, April 8 / Trend, D. Mukhtarov /
The human development level in Kazakhstan is one of the highest in the CIS and Europe, director of the regional center of the UN Development Program (UNDP) Adam Oliver said at a regional presentation of the UNDP global report "Rise of the South: human progress in the diverse world."
"Kazakhstan is a transforming country that supports not only its own economy, but those of neighboring countries," he said. "Kazakhstan has shown excellent results in terms of the human development index since independence."
Policy specialist at the UNDP Human Development Report Office Amie Gaye also stressed that Kazakhstan showed significant results in this sphere over the last ten years.
"From the point of view of human development, Kazakhstan has shown excellent results during the last ten years: it is ranked 17th among 152 countries in terms of absolute progress made in HDI value," she said. "Kazakhstan is ahead of other countries in terms of its level of income and education."
Thus, Gaye stressed that Kazakhstan still needs to improve life expectancy at birth