Oman has achieved the fifth place in the Arab world and the 48th place worldwide in the Human Development Index 2018 issued by the United Nations, thus advancing four places globally and one in the region from last year’s rankings.
The report stated that countries have made progress in rankings as a result of their economic development and achieving the highest levels of development in the fields of education, health and quality of life.
In the report issued by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Oman has progressed four places, to be ranked 48th worldwide from its last year’s position of 52. In the last report, the sultanate was placed sixth in the Arab world. Out of the total of 189 countries, Oman has gained 0.821 points.
In the sub-indices, Oman registered 77.3 years in the life expectancy at birth; 13.9 in the expected years of schooling; 9.5 in the mean years of schooling, and US$36,290 in the gross national per capita income. Norway came first in the world followed by Switzerland, Australia, Ireland and Germany. Burundi, Chad, Southern Sudan, the Central African Republic and Niger were among the last five in the report, which this year focused on issues affecting human development in the present and future.
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