(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) In light of its tangible accomplishments in international human development in 2011, Qatar has ranked the 37th position this year after it was the 38th in the 2010 according to the report of the Human Development Index (HDI) published here on Wednesday.
The 2011 report focused on the global sustainability challenges, the environmental degradation and social inequality.
The report highlighted the tremendous progress qatar has witnessed in all social and economic aspects where the life expectancy at birth rose from 76 years in the year (2010) to 4.78 years in the year (2011) and that the average per capita Gross National Income (GNI) rose to be 82,978 this year compared to about 79,000 in 2010.
HE chief of the Qatar statistics authority (QSA) Sheikh Hamad Bin Jabor Bin Jassim Al Thani highly praised the distinguished performance the state of Qatar has achieved as per the HDI of 2011 underlining that this reflects the level of development Qatar has been witnessing under the wise leadership of HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani And HH The Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani.
HE sheikh Hamad bin jabor al thani also highlighted the efforts exerted by all the concerned parties in Qatar to provide the accurate and overall data of all manifestations Qatar has achieved on all levels.
The QSA chief also evaluated the tremendous efforts exerted on part of the human development indicators team in the state of Qatar since its inception in 2008 and which covered all aspects of human development including educational, health, environmental, economic and social development.
HE Sheikh Hamad Bin Jabor Bin Jassim Al Thani said that Qatar is expected to witness a tremendous and tangible progress in the HDI report in the coming year with the full implementation of the developmental strategy of Qatar 2011-2016.
Each year since 1990 the Human Development Report has published the Human Development Index (HDI) which was introduced as an alternative to conventional measures of national development, such as level of income and the rate of economic growth.
The HDI represents a push for a broader definition of well-being and provides a composite measure of three basic dimensions of human development: health, education and income. Qatar's HDI is 0.831, which gives the country a rank of 37 out of 187 countries with comparable data.