Human Development Report 2019 - Viet Nam briefing note

Viet Nam’s HDI value for 2018 is 0.693— which is only 0.007 points below the threshold of the High Human Development Group and put the country in the second highest medium human development category—positioning it at 118 out of 189 countries and territories. Between 1990 and 2018, Viet Nam’s HDI value increased from 0.475 to 0.693, an increase of 45.9 percent. Table A reviews Viet Nam’s progress in each of the HDI indicators. Between 1990 and 2018, Viet Nam’s life expectancy at birth increased by 4.8 years, mean years of schooling increased by 4.3 years and expected years of schooling increased by 4.9 years. Viet Nam’s GNI per capita increased by about 354.5 percent between 1990 and 2018.

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