Report puts Ethiopia below Average




Life expectancy in Ethiopia soared by 17.5 years in the past 15 years from 1995 – 2015 as crawling Human Development Index (HDI) remains at 0.448, below both the average of 0.497 for countries in the low human development group and below the average of 0.523 for countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, in 2015, according to the UNDP.

The HDI is a summary measure for assessing progress in three basic dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living.

Ethiopia’s HDI value for 2015 is 0.448, which puts the country in the low human development category, positioning it at 174th out of 188 countries and territories recognized by the UN.

With regard to multidimensional poverty indicator, which identifies multiple overlapping deprivations suffered by households in three dimensions: education, health and living standards, it was also depicted that 88.2 pc of the population (79,298 people) are multidimensionally poor while an additional 6.7 pc live near multidimensional poverty (6,047 people).

Even if the HDI result is one of the lowest in the world, it was reported that between 2000 and 2015, Ethiopia’s HDI value increased from 0.283 to 0.448, an increase of 58.2 pc.



Published on Apr 14,2017 [ Vol 17 ,No 884]


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