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Cuba Improved Human Development Indicators in 2015

Havana, January 5 (RHC)- Cuba improved its position among the 188 countries that in 2015 submitted human development data to the UN Development Program.

The Caribbean state is now ranked 67th on the UNDP's list of countries with the highest human development rates.

On the issue, Juan Carlos Alfonso Fraga, an official with the Population Studies Center at Cuba's national Statistics Office, stressed that Cuban authorities have implemented programs aimed at human development, which he said 'is indissolubly linked to the country's development.'

Among indicators contributing to this result, the Cuban official pointed to life expectancy, which is 79 years and Cuba's high schooling rate, placing the country in the 33rd and 73rd positions, respectively, worldwide.

 

Edited by Lena Valverde Jordi
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