Colombia has been ranked below Cuba, Ecuador and Venezuela in the new United Nations world Human Development Report.
The report was released Thursday by the United Nations for Development Program (PNUD) and places Colombia in 91st position beneath Cuba, Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Chile –which in 40th place was the highest ranked Latin American country on the list.
The Human Development Report (IDR), published by the PNUD, ranks countries using sources compiled from international data agencies, taking into account gross national income per capita (GNI), life expectancy, and access to healthcare and education amongst other components.
The report stresses that economic growth alone does not equate to progress in human development terms and points to “pro-poor policies” and reinvestment in national skills and capabilities as examples of important factors.
Life expectancy at birth in Colombia is calculated as 73.9 years and on average a child in Colombia will spend 7.3 years in education according to the report.
The list, made up of 187 countries, is topped by Norway and ranks Niger last.
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- Human Development 2013 (PNUD)