UN: Human Development Improvement in Ecuador

Quito, Nov 4. -The UN Development Fund (UNDF) placed Ecuador in the high category within the measurement of human development, the highest index for the country, used annually by this body since 1998.It includes four categories: very high, high, medium, and low.

Chile, Argentina and Barbados are included in the "very high" category, while Uruguay, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil and Colombia are in the "high" category, together with Ecuador.

Also in the "high" category are Cuba, Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenade, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica, Dominica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Bahamas, Santa Lucia, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica and Belize.

The Human Development Index measures the average achievements in a country in three basic dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life (health), knowledge (education), and a decent standard of living (incomes).

Ecuador is in the 83rd position in the countries with higher development index, of 187 analyzed. (Prensa Latina)