Ghana is ranked 138 out of 189 countries in the 2020 Human Development Index. But that is an improvement over last year’s position of 142.
According to the report released on December 16, 2020, the country shared the position with Southern African country, Eswatini [Swaziland].
Between 1990 and 2019, Ghana’s Human Development Index value increased by 31.4%.
Also, the Gross National Income per capita increased by about 127.6% during the same period.
During the period between 1990 and 2019, Ghana, Zimbabwe and Sao Tome and Principe experienced different degrees of progress toward increasing their Human Development Indices.
From Sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana is compared with Cameroon and Kenya, which have Human Development Indices ranked 153 and 143rd respectively.
Interestingly, 55.7% of adult women have reached at least a secondary level of education in the country compared to 71.6% of their male counterparts.
Norway, Switzerland and Ireland were ranked first, second and third respectively.
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is an average measure of basic human development achievements in a country.
It is a summary measure for assessing long-term progress in three basic dimensions of human development- a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living.
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