XINHUA GENERAL NEWS SERVICE, August 10, 2004
Jordan ranks first in poverty
reduction in Mideast: UN Report
AMMAN, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) --Jordan was ranked first
in poverty reduction efforts in the Middle
East region, Jordanian TV quoted an UN report
as saying Tuesday.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
said in its Human Development Report 2004 that
Jordan's human poverty index "shows that
the government is spending a much larger share
of its finances in addressing poverty than
many other high-income Arab countries."
According to the UNDP report, Jordan was ranked
at 90 among 177 countries in the Human Development
Index (HDI), which is a measure of life expectancy,
adult literacy and per capita income.
The report showed that Jordan this year registered
its HDI to 0. 750, a small rise from 0.743
UNDP Resident Representative Christine McNab
told the Jordanian TV that Jordan is making
"steady" progress in meeting its
human development goals, adding its investments,
particularly in education, made it the best
among Arab countries.
"Jordan's indicators for health and education
show clearly the progress Jordan has made towards
human development," said McNab.
Entitled "Cultural Liberty in Today's Diverse
World", the report this year focuses on
population development situation in 177 nations
around the world. The annual report offers
advice on how states can promote social development
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