Focus On Gender Equality Helps Bangladesh Pass India On Some Development Indicators, U.N. Representative Says

Wall Street Journal: How Poorer Bangladesh Outpaces India on Human-Development Indicators
“India is richer, in terms of per-capita economic output, than its smaller neighbor, Bangladesh, and a greater proportion of Indians are connected to the Internet and have cellphones. But if you look more closely at other measures of development such as life expectancy, child survival, and the proportion of girls to boys in secondary education … Bangladesh comes out ahead. … ‘Gender equality is good for economic growth and good for human development. That is really part of what explains the quite remarkable achievements in Bangladesh,’ said Christine Hunter, country representative for U.N. Women in Bangladesh…” (Sugden, 6/5).

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