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Jordan among countries with high human development — UNDP

 

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AMMAN — Jordan placed 102, out of 191 countries and territories, in the Human Development Index (HDI) issued by the UN Development Program (UNDP), maintaining its ranking for the second year in a row.
 
Jordan’s classification remained in the category of “countries with high human development”, according to the report which was seen by Jordan News.
 
Titled “Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a Transforming world”, the report indicated that for the first time in 32 years, the HDI, which measures the health, education, and standard of living of countries, had decreased globally for two consecutive years.
 
The overall value of the index issued for the year 2021, against which countries are measured, is 0.720; in Jordan, the average life expectancy at birth is 74.3 years, the average expected years of learning is 10.6 years, and per capita income as a share of the GDP is $9,924 annually.
 
The value of the index for Jordan has changed between 1990 and 2021 from 0.622 to 0.720, a change of 15.8 percent.
 
Between 1990 and 2021, the average life expectancy at birth in Jordan improved by 4.4 years, the average years of education improved by 5.4 years, while the per capita share of GDP improved by about 31.1 percent between 1990 and 2021.
 
The COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine topped the list of events that caused major global upheaval, together with sweeping social and economic transformations, dangerous planetary changes, and massive increases in polarization.
 
The HDI is used to question national policy choices, and how two countries with the same level of per capita GDP can end up with different human development outcomes.
 
It simplifies and captures only a portion of what human development entails. It does not reflect inequality, poverty, human security, and empowerment, among others. The Human Development Report Office provides other composite indicators as a broader alternative to some of the key issues of human development, inequality, gender disparity, and poverty.
 

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