Nicaragua’s lack of improvement on U.N.’s Human development Index

Posted on March 18, 2013 • Filed under: Economy, Nicaragua, Social Issues reported that…….Despite a period of steady economic expansion under the second coming of the Sandinista government, Nicaragua has not made any notable progress in the United Nation’s Human Development Index over the past six years. In the 2013 index, released by the United Nations Development Project (UNDP) last Friday, Nicaragua ranks 129th in the world, occupying the lower half of countries in the category of “medium human development.” The global scale is divided into four categories of human development: “very high,” “high,” “medium” and “low.”
In comparison to the rest of Central America, Nicaragua is well behind Panama (ranked 59th) and Costa Rica (62nd), which both qualify as “high human development” countries. Nicaragua also trails Belize (96th), El Salvador (107th) and Honduras (120th), all of which rank in the “medium development” category. In Central America, Nicaragua is ahead of only Guatemala, which ranks 133 in this year’s human development index. Read Article

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