The results of the Social Progress Index 2020 (SPI) by US-based non-profit the Social Progress Imperative have been published. Ukraine ranked 63rd among 163 countries of the world. The Index ranks the countries based on the indicators directly affecting the quality of people’s lives. This was reported by the Government Portal.
It is noted that Ukraine is ahead of Sri Lanka, Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Paraguay, Cape Verde, which had better index indicators than Ukraine last year.
“It is important that in the year of the pandemic, Ukraine improved its position in this global ranking. I would also like to note that among 15 countries with a similar level of GDP per capita in terms of purchasing power parity, Ukraine took fifth place in terms of this index," the Minister of Social Policy Maryna Lazebna said.
According to Lazebna, Ukraine received a high assessment in the field of equal access for women and men to secondary and higher education, protection of women's property rights, ensuring equal opportunities for women and men to take part in political life. Also, Ukraine has shown high rates of employment for vulnerable groups, coverage with secondary education, availability of affordable mobile communications, affordable electricity.
As we reported earlier, Ukraine was ranked 45th in the 2020 Global Innovation Index. This was stated in the Global Innovation Index study.
Vietnam took 42nd place, the next ones were taken by Greece (43), Thailand (44), Romania (46), Russia (47), India (48).
Switzerland topped the ranking, Sweden, USA, UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Singapore, Germany and South Korea were also in the top ten. Yemen took the last place.