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Bangladesh in global indices in 2016

Bangladesh in global indices in 2016

Amongst these, Bangladesh leads South Asia in gender equality. The country also ranked eighth greenest and happiest country among 140 nations. It is also the third most peaceful nation in South Asia.

Bangladesh has topped the South Asian countries in gender equality for the second consecutive year. It ranked 72nd among 144 countries in the Global Gender Gap Report 2016 published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Tuesday.

Happy Planet Index

Bangladesh has been ranked eighth greenest and happiest country among 140 nations.

UK-based New Economics Foundation (NEF) released its ‘World Happiness Report’ on Friday, where it said Bangladesh has scored 38.4 points.

Costa Rica tops the index with a score of 44.7 points while Chad at the bottom with 12.8 points.

Global Competitiveness Index

Bangladesh has ranked 106th in Global Competitiveness Index among 138 countries in 2016-17, one notch above its position held last year.

In the previous year, the country held the 107th position among 140 countries.

Though Bangladesh scored 1.06% higher to 3.80 from 3.76, it lagged behind the ranking among the countries surveyed.

Bangladesh’s position would have remained unchanged at 106th if the survey was conducted over 140 countries.

Global Peace Index

Bangladesh moved up a spot in the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2016. It was the 84th most peaceful nation in the world last year and this year it is 83rd.

The country, however, retained its position in South Asia as it is the third most peaceful nation in the region.

In the South Asia, Bhutan ranked the top position followed by Nepal. The peace situation in Bangladesh is much better than Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

Bangladesh is ranked behind Nepal (72), Myanmar (75) and Sri Lanka (84).

Global Terrorism Index

Bangladesh has risen three points in the Global Terrorism Index done by the Institute for Economics and Peace, which means the situation has deteriorated. Bangladesh’s score at 6.479 places it at 22 out of the 163 countries listed in the index.

Last year, Bangladesh scored 5.921 and stood at 25th position. In 2014, it scored 5.25 to rank at 23rd.

Global Hunger Index

Bangladesh 90th among 118 countries on Global Hunger Index

Despite the persistent improvement in many human development indicators in the past eight years, Bangladesh remains at the lower end of the Global Hunger index.

According to the Global Hunger Index of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI), Bangladesh is ranked 90 among 118 countries. But it is ahead of India (97), Pakistan (107) and Afghanistan (111).

In 2008, Bangladesh's score was 32.4 but now it has improved to 27.1.

Global Innovation Index

Bangladesh advanced 12 spots, from 129 last year, to 117 in the Global Innovation Index (GII). Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) jointly released the rankings on Monday.

The country placed in ahead of Pakistan which ranked 119 in this year’s rankings from 131 in last year. India climbed 15 spots, from 81 last year, to 66 in the global index.

Social Progress Index

According to the recent report by Washington-based non-profit organization Social Progress Imperative (SPI), Bangladesh ranked 101st among 133 countries in the world in social progress. While Pakistan ranked 113th and India is 98th.

Based on the performance of the past one year, the Social Progress Index report has been published over three categories: basic human needs, foundations of well-being and opportunity.

World Press Freedom Index

Bangladesh ranked 144th on World Press Freedom Index 2016.

Bangladesh has been ranked 144th on the World Press Freedom Index for 2016, improving its position by two points over the past two years. The index ranks 180 countries on the basis of the extent of freedom enjoyed by journalists.

"The 2016 World Press Freedom Index reflects the intensity of the attacks on journalistic freedom and independence by governments, ideologies, and private-sector interests during the past year", the report said.

Global youth development index

Bangladesh lags behind in global youth development index 2016, covering 183 countries. It is only above Pakistan at 154th in South Asia.

In the global youth development index, Bangladesh has ranked 146th overall, but worse, 177th in terms of employment and opportunity.

Bangladesh has also been placed, in the index, below Sri Lanka at 31st, Bhutan at 69th, Nepal at 77th, and India at 133rd.

Global Connectivity Index

The country ranks 49th in Huawei's Global Connectivity Index 2016, one spot better than Pakistan, which was positioned last on the list. Neighbouring India came in at No. 44.

The index, which is now in its third year, measures how the 50 countries, which account for 90 percent of the global gross domestic product and 78 percent of the global population, are progressing with digital transformation.

Global Climate Risk Index

Bangladesh is among the ten countries in the world which have faced extreme climate-related events in the last two decades, according to the Global Climate Risk Index 2017.

Honduras, Myanmar, and Haiti have been identified as the most affected countries in the 20-year period between 1996 and 2015.

They are followed by Nicaragua, the Philippines, and Bangladesh said the report launched yesterday at UN Climate talks in Marrakech.
ICT development index.

Bangladesh has fallen behind two ranks in the global ICT Developments Index and secured the 145th position with a point of 2.35 according to a study report.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) recently published the 2016 version of the Measuring the Information Society (MIS) report.

It says Korea has ranked number one with 8.84 points among the 175 economies. Among the neighboring countries, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, and Nepal are better with a ranking of 116, 117, 138, 140 and 142 respectively.
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