India climbs up a spot, moves to 129 in human development index: UNDP report 

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Dec 09, 2019, 09.48 PM(IST) Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

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With respect global powers, Canada secured the 13th spot while the UK and the US stood at number 15 and 16 respectively. 

As per a report published by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), India has climbed up a spot - from 130 - on the 2019 human development global index. 

At 129, India follows countries like Iraq (120), Indonesia (111), Libya (110), Maldives (104) among other countries.

The index includes a total of 189 nations and is topped by Norway followed by Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, Hong Kong and  Australia in the top slots. 

Sudan, Haiti and Afghanistan were placed at the last three spots of the index respectively. 

With respect global powers, Canada secured the 13th spot while the UK and the US stood at number 15 and 16 respectively. 

China came 85th, Russia at the 49th spot.

In South Asia, Pakistan stood at 152, Nepal came 147th and Myanmar secured the 145th spot. 

At number 71, Sri Lanka was ahead of most South Asian countries like Bangladesh (135) and Bhutan (134).

"The demonstrations sweeping across the world today signal that, despite unprecedented progress against poverty, hunger and disease, many societies are not working as they should, The connecting thread, is inequality." said the UNDP in its report.

The report analyses human development and inequality in three steps: "beyond income, beyond averages, and beyond today and proposes a battery of policy options to tackle it".