Maybe not, however there may be some sobering information from the United Nation’s 2021/2022 Human Improvement Report that was launched this week. BBC stories:
Over the previous two years, 9 out of 10 international locations have slid backwards on the UN’s Human Improvement Index. Covid-19, the warfare in Ukraine and the affect of local weather change are blamed for placing international improvement in reverse.
Actually COVID-19 performed a job within the basic international outcomes. Whereas there was a lot progress on the COVID-19 vaccination entrance, progress is extremely various. Whereas 72% of persons are vaccinated towards COVID-19 in excessive earnings international locations, solely 21% of people are vaccinated in low earnings international locations (as of July 22, 2022),
The Human Improvement Index incorporates three most important elements: (i) life expectancy at delivery, (ii) instructional attainment, and (iii) the economic system measured in Gross Nationwide Earnings per capita. The international locations with the very best ranges of HDI are:
- Hong Kong
One can clearly see that Northern European international locations ranked extremely on the HDI (Finland was #11). The United State got here in at #21. Though the US was among the many giant international locations with the perfect financial efficiency, life expectancy was decrease than different developed international locations (77.2 years in comparison with 84.0, 83.2 and 82.7 for Switzerland, Norway and Iceland respectively). The U.S. had an HDI of 0.930 in 2019 however that fell to 0.921 in 2021. In reality, between 2015-2021, the US fell from being ranked #18 in HDI to #21. Very extremely developed international locations that moved up greater than 5 spots within the rating between 2015 and 2021 embody Eire, United Arab Emirates, Croatia, Türkiye, Georgia and Thailand.
The bottom rating nation on HDI was South Sudan, intently adopted by Chad, Niger, Central African Republic, Burundi and Mali.
Another findings are that the world have change into extra destructive and politics extra polarized and persons are changing into extra pressured basically.
Do learn the full report as there are many fascinating statistics all through.