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Human Freedom Index 2020 released

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  • December 21, 2020
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Human Freedom Index 2020 released

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Social Issues

In news

  • The Human Freedom Index 2020 released recently placed India at the 111th spot out of 162 countries. 
  • India ranked 94 on the index in 2019.
  • Published by: American think tank Cato Institute and Fraser Institute in Canada

Key takeaways 

  • India’s score
    • 6.30 out of 10 in personal freedom 
    • 6.56 in economic freedom. 
    • 6.43 in overall human freedom score
  • Top countries: New Zealand, Switzerland and Hong Kong 
  • USA and UK: 17th rank
  • War-torn Syria ranked the last on the list.
  • India’s neighbouring countries: (1) China – 129; (2) Bangladesh – 139; (3) Pakistan – 140.

Do you know? 

  • The report takes into account 76 indicators of personal, civil, and economic freedoms to rank 162 countries from 2008 to 2018.
  • The institutes noted that the world has seen a notable decline in personal freedom since 2008.

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