Sri Lanka is the Most Prosperous country in South Asia, Nepal progress 13 place up since 2009: Report

London —  Sri Lanka is 75th in the overall Prosperity Index rankings which is the highest score achieved by the country compared to other South Asian countries.  Since 2009, Sri Lanka has moved up the rankings table by 16 places this year.

Sri Lanka performs most strongly in Social Capital and Health but is weakest in Safety & Security. The biggest improvement compared to a decade ago came in Safety & Security.

Similarly, Nepal has risen in this year’s overall prosperity rankings but is still the 22nd poorest out of the 29 countries in Asia-Pacific.

The 2019 Legatum Prosperity Index shows that Nepal is currently ranked 115th in the world for overall prosperity, a rise of 13 places since 2009 when it was ranked 128th.

The London-based Legatum Institute’s 2019 Prosperity Index released on Monday analyses 167 countries around the world on 12 different measures of prosperity from economic metrics to safety and security, personal freedom, health, education and living conditions.

Nepal is 115th in the overall Prosperity Index rankings. Since 2009, Nepal has moved up the rankings table by 13 places.

Nepal performs most strongly in Personal Freedom and Safety & Security but is weakest in Market Access & Infrastructure. The biggest improvement compared to a decade ago came in Safety & Security.

Visit our Rankings table to see how Nepal compares to other countries.

India is 101st in the overall Prosperity Index rankings. Since 2009, India has moved up the rankings table by 9 places. Similarly, Bangladesh ranks 127 and Pakistan ranks 140 among the 5 South Asian nationa listed in the ranking.

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