UNDP Report Ranks Seychelles Top in Africa
The UNDP Human Development Report 2018, which was launched on Friday 14th September, has ranked Seychelles #1 in Africa in the Human Development Index (HDI)’s measurement of national achievements.
A key indicator of human growth is provided under the Human Development Index (HDI) of the Report and is a measure of achievements in key dimensions of human development such as:
a long and healthy life
access to knowledge; and
have a decent standard of living
Seychelles has consistently over the recent years maintained a steady ranking in terms of the HDI. This year’s report also ranks Seychelles 62nd out of 189 countries as having ‘high human development’ status.
The Report (http://hdr.undp.org/sites/all/themes/hdr_theme/country-notes/SYC.pdf) clearly flags that there is a clear correlation between the implementation of Seychelles’ National Development Strategy 2015-2019 and its primary focus on a ‘result-oriented’ workforce, enforcement of the highest environmental standards, human and social development programs, and the latest ranking of Seychelles on the HDI.