India Ranks 110th on Sustainable Development Index [ Current Affairs ]

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In Sustainable Development index (SDI) India has been ranked a low 110th out of 149 countries. SDI evaluates countries where they stand with regard to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also their progress and certifying accountability.

Key Details:

Top 10 Countries:

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  • Bottom 5 Countries:

    • Chad (145th)
    • Niger (146th)
    • Congo (147th)
    • Liberia (148th)
    • Central African Republic (149th)
  • India’s neighbours:

    • Pakistan (115th)
    • Myanmar (117th)
    • Bangladesh (118th)
    • Afghanistan (139th)
  • BIRCS:

    • Russia (47th)
    • China (76th)
    • India (110th)
  • Countries closest to fulfilling the SDGs these are not the biggest economies but comparably small, developed countries.
  • SDG have little resources at their disposal so, poor and developing countries score lowest on the SDG.
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries struggle to meet the objective on inequality, climate change, maintainable consumption and ecosystems.
  • Providing basic social services and infrastructure access to their population developing countries face major difficulties.
  • High levels of inequality in the most pressing issues challenges the Latin America and the Caribbean countries are faces.
  • East and South Asia beat many other developing regions but challenges mostly continue in health and education.
  • World’s poorest region Sub-Saharan Africa which faces major challenges across almost all SDGs, with extreme poverty, hunger and health as major areas.

About Sustainable Development index (SDI)

  • SDI helps to countries identify gaps that must be closed in order to achieve SDGS by 2030.
  • Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung launched new index.

Approach:

  • SDI ranks countries based on their performance in the 17 global SDGs.
  • Index helps countries to identify priorities for quick actions.

About SDGs:

  • SDGs: Sustainable Development Goals
  • From 2015 to 2030, SDGs are 17 global non-binding goals featuring 169 targets to be implemented.
  • These goals and targets are a set of aspiring objectives in the three measurements of sustainable development supported by good governance like:

    • Economic development
    • Social inclusion
    • Environmental sustainability

- Published on: July 25, 2016