Over the last 30 years, Vietnam’s HDI (Human Development Index) has grown by 46%, amongst the biggest jump in the world.
A United Nations report titled “Human Development and the Anthropocene” released last week places Vietnam at 117th out of 189 nations in terms of overall development. In the 2019 report, Vietnam ranked 118th out of 189.
The study examining the state of the world during the age of human dominion notes Vietnam’s positive advances in health, education, employment, and rural development. Gender equality scored particularly well, with Vietnam scoring a Gender Development Index value of 0.997, ranking 65th out of 162 countries. Teacher training, rural electrification and low unemployment are all cited as positive aspects of the nation’s growth.