Brazil Falls One Position in Development Ranking

Country occupies 79th place of 189 in HDI, behind Argentina, Uruguay and Sri Lanka


Brazil dropped a position in the HDI (Human Development Index) global ranking in 2018. It now ranks 79th out of 189 countries and territories, tied with Colombia and behind Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Sri Lanka. Lanka, for example. The list is led by Norway.

Brazil falls one position in development ranking (Foto: Raul Spinassé/Folhapress, PODER) - Raul Spinassé

The index is released by the UNDP based on data on life expectancy at birth, education and per capita income. The closer to 1, the higher the development. Last year Brazil reached the value of 0.761, an increase of 0.001 compared to 2017 (or 0.13%).

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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