Bangladesh has achieved tremendous success in Human Development. In the Human Development Report 2020, Bangladesh is now ranking 133rd, two steps ahead of last year. Bangladesh’s current position is 5th among 6 South Asian countries.
According to the report, the human development index has increased by 60.4% from 1990-2019. In 2019, the value of the index of Bangladesh was higher than the average of the middle-class countries.
By 1990-2019, the average life expectancy of the people of Bangladesh has increased by 14.4 years, the average life expectancy has increased by 3.4 years and the prospective study has increased by 6 years. Besides, the per capita income has also increased by about 220.1% during this period.
Planning Minister MA Mannan officially unveiled the report on Monday. “The Bangladesh government has always emphasized the importance to the protection of environment and nature and UNDP statement said that the country has been working tirelessly to build the Sonar Bangla of Bangabandhu’s dream,” he said.
This year’s title of the Human Development Report 2020 is ‘The Next Frontier: Human Development and Anthropocene’. The report was officially released in Bangladesh on Monday, six days after it was unveiled internationally.
A new index has been added experimentally to this year’s survey. The Human Development Index measures a country’s overall health, education, and overall quality of life, but this year in the 30th anniversary of the Human Development Survey, two new issues have been added — carbon dioxide emissions and total resources used.