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Doha: Qatar ranks first in the Arab world and has advanced to the 36th spot globally in human development, according to the Human Development Report 2013. The report was launched in Mexico by Helen Clark, Director of United Nations Development Programme, and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto yesterday.
The report highlights the development achieved by Qatar in the social as well as economic fields. Average life expectancy at birth had increased from 78.4 years in 2011 to 78.5, while the average annual per capita gross national income had reached $87,478, up from $ 82,978 in 2011.
Qatar was ranked 37 in the Human Development Report for 2012.
HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jabor bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman of Qatar Statistics Authority, commended the ranking achieved by Qatar in the report, saying it reflected the human development taking place in the country under the current leadership. He also praised efforts by the authorities concerned to provide accurate and comprehensive data on human development in the country.