South Africa, Africa's second-largest economy, performed much better than Kenya with an HDI value of 0.699 in 2017- which put the country in the medium human development
category - positioning it at 113 out of 189 countries.
The 2017 Inequality-Adjusted HDI shows that the loss in human development due to inequality is 19.4 per cent - considerably better than the global averages for developing countries and medium human development
countries (losses of 22 and 25.1 per cent respectively); and this also shows an improvement on the previously reported data for Cambodia published in 2015 (a loss of 22.5 per cent).
Redundancy welfares beneficiaries (% of unemployed ages 15-64) have positive associations with HDI in very high HD countries only while old age pension receivers are positively related with HDI in high and medium human development
Sri Lanka ranks at 73 and has been termed as a high human development country whereas Bangladesh and India having a ranking of 142 and 135 respectively are termed as medium human development
El Salvador has a medium Human Development
The UNDP report released on Thursday shows India's HDI value for 2013 at 0.586 -- which falls in the medium human development
category -- positioning the country at 135 out of 187 countries.
The 2012 UN Human Development Index designated Arab nations as medium human development
countries, something which reflects the need to redraw population and educational policies in Arab countries, it said.
Instead, the island would be categorized as a "medium human development
Highlights: Arab States Region * There are two countries in the region (Qatar and United Arab Emirates) in the very high human development group and eight (Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Lebanon, Oman, Algeria and Tunisia) in the high human development group; six (Jordan, occupied Palestinian territory, Egypt, Syrian Arab Republic, Morocco and Iraq) in the medium human development
group; and the remaining three (Yemen, Djibouti and Sudan) are in the low human development group.
There are two countries in the region, Qatar and United Arab Emirates, in the very high human development group and eight other countries, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Lebanon, Algeria and Tunisia, in the high human development group; six countries, Jordan, occupied Palestinian territory, Egypt, Syrian Arab Republic, Morocco and Iraq, in the medium human development
group; and the remaining three, Yemen, Djibouti and Sudan, are in the low human development group.
In 2003 Bangladesh entered the medium Human Development
league according to UNDP's Human Development Report, where it remained until 2009 (in the 2010 and 2011 reports it is classified near the top of the 'low human development' category, a result of the thresholds being updated).
Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the Arab region,though it is ranked 154 on the Human Development Index (HDI), which places among medium human development