Fijivillage
NEWS SPORTS
30 September, 2020, 2:05 pm Central - 26°C Rain
ACCF
ACCF

Fiji ranked 98 out of 185 countries in the Human Development Report 2019

Fiji ranked 98 out of 185 countries in the Human Development Report 2019

By Semi Turaga
Friday 13/12/2019
[Photo:UN]

Fiji has "High Human Development" and has been ranked 98 out of 185 countries in the Human Development Report 2019 by the United Nations Development Programme.

UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji Development Economist Matthew Johnson-Idan says because the Human Development Report is a global index, all of the data that is used is filed by UN and non-UN agencies. 

He says all data sources are referenced in the report itself and they all ultimately come from national agencies. 

Idan says the Human Development Index is designed to be a very broad measure of development progress but if you look at the numbers you can see that Fiji is doing very well in Education and Income.

He says the one area where Fiji seems to be doing less well compared to those countries who have similar Human Development Index rankings is around life expectancy.

He adds that this essentially points towards the importance of continuing to make good progress in the health space and that includes both healthcare itself and also broader lifestyle.

The Human Development Report 2019 report says based on current trends, it will take 202 years to close the gender gap in economic opportunity alone.

It says while the silence on abuse is breaking, the glass ceiling for women to progress is not and is instead a story of bias and backlash.

The report says inequality is not just about how much someone earns compared to their neighbour. 

It says it is about the unequal distribution of wealth and power: the entrenched social and political norms that are bringing people onto the streets today, and the triggers that will do so in the future unless something changes. 

The reports say recognising the real face of inequality is the first step; what happens next is a choice that each leader must make.

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
IN DEPTH
USP Grant
Govt withholds $27.7 million USP grant until a resolution on the highlighted ...
2 days ago

Pollution in Suva
Serious concerns raised as research shows microplastic in fish and other seafood sources in ...
7 days ago

RKS students stage protests against their principal
Akbar says they hope to resume classes at RKS on Monday but this will depend on the recommendations by the investigating ...
23 days ago
FEATURE NEWS
The church has a role in politics - Archbishop Chong
The Head of the Catholic Church in Fiji Archbishop Peter Loy Chong says he does not mind some people saying that he is mixing religion with politics b...
1 hour ago
LATEST NEWS
Rate of recidivism is below 10% – AG
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says today the rate of recidivism is below 10% which is a huge achievement. While commissioning the newly ...
49 minutes ago

Approval for 9 major projects worth $48 million given in September by Ministry of Local Government
The Ministry of Local Government has given approval for nine major development projects worth $48 million this month. This has been revealed by ...
1 hour ago

Man allegedly found drunk driving during curfew
A man who was arrested for breaching curfew in Ba on Monday is also facing an additional charge of drunk driving. Police say the man was found ...
2 hours ago

Gas and fuel prices to change from tomorrow
Gas prices will increase from tomorrow. The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission says a 13kg gas cylinder will now cost $33.69 from ...
4 hours ago

13-year-old student admitted at the Labasa Hospital after road accident yesterday
A 13-year-old student is currently admitted at the Labasa Hospital after he was allegedly hit by a car along the Basoga Road in Labasa ...
5 hours ago

TOP