India ranks behind Pakistan among emerging economies

India ranks behind Pakistan among emerging economies

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Published Jan 23, 2018, 12:33 am IST
Updated Jan 23, 2018, 6:50 am IST
Norway remains the world’s most inclusive advanced economy, while Lithuania again tops the list of emerging economies, the WEF said.
Excessive reliance by economists and policymakers on the GDP as the primary metric of national economic performance is part of the problem, the WEF said.
 Excessive reliance by economists and policymakers on the GDP as the primary metric of national economic performance is part of the problem, the WEF said.
New Delhi: Hours before PM Narendra Modi showcases India before the global investors’ community at Davos, Switzerland, the nation was ranked at 62nd place among the emerging economies on an Inclusive Development Index, a World Economic Forum (WEF) report said. India ranks much below China’s 26th position and even Pakistan’s 47th. India had been ranked 60th among 79 developing economies last year.
Norway remains the world’s most inclusive advanced economy, while Lithuania again tops the list of emerging economies, the WEF said.

Mr Modi, who is the first Indian Prime Minister in over 20 years to attend the WEF annual event, will meet over 120 CEOs of top multinational corporations at Davos. The PM will deliver the keynote speech at the WEF’s plenary session on Tuesday.
Of the three pillars that make up the index, India ranks 72nd for inclusion, 66th for growth and development and 44th for inter-generational equity. The neighbouring countries ranked above India include Sri Lanka (40), Bangladesh (34) and Nepal (22).
India tagged ‘advancing’ among emerging nations
Hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi showcases India before the global investors’ community at Davos, Switzerland, the nation was ranked at 62nd place among the emerging economies on an Inclusive Development Index, a World Economic Forum (WEF) report said. India ranks much below China’s 26th position and even Pakistan’s 47th.
India had been ranked 60th among 79 developing economies last year.
Norway remains the world’s most inclusive advanced economy, while Lithuania again tops the list of emerging economies, the World Economic Forum said while releasing the annual index.
Mr Modi, who is the first Indian Prime Minister in over 20 years to attend the WEF annual event, will meet over 120 CEOs of top multinational corporations at Davos. The PM will deliver the keynote speech at the WEF’s plenary session on Tuesday.
Of the three pillars that make up the index, India ranks 72nd for inclusion, 66th for growth and development and 44th for inter-generational equity. The neighbouring countries ranked above India include Sri Lanka (40), Bangladesh (34) and Nepal (22).
The countries ranked better than India also include Mali, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Ghana, Ukraine, Serbia, Philippines, Indonesia, Iran, Macedonia, Mexico, Thailand and Malaysia.
Although China ranks first among emerging economies in GDP per capita growth (6.8 per cent) and labour productivity growth (6.7 per cent) since 2012, its overall score is brought down by lacklustre performance on inclusion, the WEF said. The index takes into account the “living standards, environmental sustainability and protection of future generations from further indebtedness”, the WEF said.
It urged the leaders to urgently move to a new model of inclusive growth and development, saying reliance on GDP as a measure of economic achievement is fuelling short-termism and inequality.
The index, which measures progress of 103 economies on three individual pillars has been divided into two parts. The first part covers 29 advanced economies and the second 74 emerging economies.
The index has also classified the countries into five sub-categories in terms of the five-year trend of their overall Inclusive Development Growth score — receding, slowly receding, stable, slowly advancing and advancing. Despite its low overall score, India is among the 10 emerging economies with “advancing” trend.