Addis Ababa March 16/2013 The United Nations Human Development Report 2013 said Ethiopia stands third in the world and second in Africa as it has registered rapid and tangible change on issues related to human development.
The annual report made official on Friday identified Ethiopia as a country, which managed to register rapid growth next to Sierra Leone.
UNDP Resident Representative, Eugene Owusu said on the occasion that Ethiopia is one of the leading countries, which registered rapid and tangible change in human development.
Owusu said Ethiopia's performance regarding human development has shown improvement by 44 per cent during the last 13 years.
UNDP Senior Economist Samuel Bwalya on his part said commitment of the government brought about the result being registered in Ethiopia regarding human development.
Ongoing efforts to execute long and short term development plans enabling to speed up development of the country contributed towards the success in human development, Bwalya said.
Ethiopia allocates 70 per cent of its annual budget to undertake development projects in the education, health and agriculture sectors as well as to expand infrastructure development to ensure sustainable development and extricate the people from poverty, he said.
According to the report, Norway, Australia and the USA are the three leading countries in human development issues.