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Vietnam advances in human development index rankings

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Vietnam has ascended eight places from 115th to 107th position in the latest Human Development Index (HDI) rankings, solidifying its position among developing countries with a high HDI.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced its Human Development Report for 2023-2024 on March 13 (local time), showcasing Vietnam’s remarkable progress in HDI.

Prior to the ceremony, UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner congratulated Vietnam on its continued achievements in human development. These milestones have bolstered global efforts to address challenges and implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, he said.

Vietnam’s rise in HDI rankings reflects the effectiveness of policies and the exceptional efforts of the Party and the Government in promoting economic recovery, ensuring social security post-Covid-19 pandemic, and fostering optimal conditions for national development.

Steiner said that while the world is gradually recovering from the Covid pandemic, the HDI has rebounded to its highest level since the inception of the report in 1990. However, he expressed concerns about escalating conflicts in certain regions, particularly regarding inequality and the widening HDI gap.

The UNDP Human Development Report is biennially developed and published, with the HDI serving as a crucial criterion for assessing the comprehensive development of nations.

The UNDP anticipates that the newly released report will serve as a framework for policymakers globally to identify directions and implement appropriate solutions to address challenges while continuing to advance human development.

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