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Assessing India’s Progress

Key Metrics on the Nation's Well-Being

  • Overall Development
  • Civil Liberties
  • Geopolitical Influence
  • Environment Health
  • Corruption
  • Gender Equity
  • India’s economy has been rapidly growing, accompanied by improvements in education & health but inequality is growing considerably. This is the UNDP's Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index which combines per-capita GDP, literacy rates and life expectancy across income brackets.

    10 Year Trend

    Unchanged

    RANK

    108/156

    Source : UNDP

  • Civil liberties and human rights have been a particular area of concern in India in recent years, with particular impact on the rights of religious minorities and press freedoms. India’s rank has dropped from #51 in the world in 2000, to #98 by 2022. This index combines free/fair elections; freedom of association & expression; civil liberties; and executive constraints.

    10 Year Trend

    Considerable deterioration

    RANK

    98/178

    Source : V-Dem Institute, University of Gothernburg, Sweden

  • Since the economic reforms of the 1990s, India’s influence on the global stage has steadily grown. The Elcano Institute's Global Presence Index is the most comprehensive measure of global influence, combining economic interactions, military presence and soft power.

    10 Year Trend

    Unchanged

    RANK

    10/150

    Source : Elcano Institute

  • India's population growth and industrial development has come at a tremendous cost to its environment with respect to air pollution, water pollution, industrial toxins and loss of biodiversity. The Yale Environmental Performance Index is a multi-faceted measure of how well countries are protecting their environment.

    10 Year Trend

    Slight deterioration

    RANK

    180/180

    Source : Yale - EPI

  • India's perception with respect to corruption has been improving somewhat. The Corruption Perception Index has been compiled by Transparency International, considered the global leader on assessment related to corruption.

    10 Year Trend

    Slight Improvement

    RANK

    78/181

    Source :Transparency International

  • India has struggled to close the gap between men and women across all key development metrics, especially in low-income communities. The UNDP Gender Development Index measures gender inequalities in the achievement of key dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, a good education, and a decent standard of living.

    10 Year Trend

    Unchanged

    RANK

    162/172

    Source : UNDP

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