UNDP: Life expectancy in Serbia 71.4 years

The human development index for Serbia in 2022 is 0.805, which places it in 65th place out of 193 countries and territories included in the United Nations report. As far as the region is concerned, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro and Romania are all ahead of Serbia.

The report also shows that people in Serbia (male and female) completed an average of 11.5 years of schooling, while younger generations are expected to complete an average of 14.5 years of schooling.

Of the countries surrounding Serbia, the best placed is Slovenia, which is in 22nd place, and among the highly developed countries are also Croatia (39), Hungary (47), Montenegro (50) and Romania (53). A category lower, among the highly developed countries are Bulgaria (70), Albania (74), Bosnia and Herzegovina (80) and North Macedonia (83).

Uneven progress in development leaves the poorest segments of population behind and increases inequalities. This results in a dangerous gridlock that requires an urgent response through collective action, according to a new human development report presented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

As the country with the highest Human Development Index, Switzerland tops the list, followed by Norway, Iceland and Hong Kong SAR, while Denmark and Sweden share fifth place.

What is human development index?

The Human Development Index (HDI) measures the average of long-term progress in three basic dimensions of societal development: life expectancy, education and gross national income per capita.

According to this parameter, countries are ranked in several categories, from those with low to those with very high human development.

(Vreme.com, 17.03.2024)


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