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Kyrgyzstan took the 78th place in the Prosperity Index 2018, having risen four positions up for a year. The index was published by Legatum Institute. A total of nine indicators were studied: the quality of economy, business environment, management, personal freedom, social capital, security, health, education, natural environment.

The report states that the biggest improvements have been noticed in the economy of Kyrgyzstan (68th place in the world). Absolute and relative poverty has decreased; the number of people with bank accounts has grown. In addition, an increasing number of residents is satisfied with the standard of living and income. At the same time, the largest increase in donations to charity has been registered in the country over the past 10 years. As for the quality of education, the country takes the 55th place, social capital – the 62nd, health – the 65th.

Kazakhstan took the 73rd place in the ranking, Russia – the 96th and Azerbaijan – the 99th. Tajikistan took the 101st place.

The top three most prosperous countries in the world, like in 2017, are Norway, New Zealand and Finland.

© 2018 Embassy of Kyrgyz Republic in New Delhi, India