Economy June 23, 2024 | 12:06 pm

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Dominican Republic leaps world ranking SDG index

DR has lowered poverty. External source

Santo Domingo – The Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development reported that the country made a significant jump in the global ranking of the SDG Index, which evaluates each country’s status in relation to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

An international report on this index states that for the 2024 edition, the Dominican Republic is ranked 55th out of 167 countries, representing a sustained increase from the 73rd place occupied in 2020. Given that the country went from a sustainability index of 69.8 in 2019 to 73.10 in 2024.

The Deputy Minister of Planning and Public Investment, Luis Madera, highlights that the country is above the average of Latin America and the Caribbean (70.1), only surpassed regionally by Uruguay, Cuba, Argentina, and Brazil. It is also above the Latin American countries members of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), Chile, Colombia, and Mexico.

It maintains that this improvement in the country’s position is due to the positive trend shown in poverty indicators, decrease in undernourishment, universal health coverage, literacy, progress in women’s education, decrease in unemployment, internet users, and protected areas, among other things.

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Roberto Perez
June 24, 2024 2:11 pm

wow! amazing. but you gyus firgot a little detail, The “Progress” that refer this article, they “Forgot”, that this progress only to the 2% of Dominicans. only the Ultra rich are benefited. the middle class and u det are mire poor than before. “Universal Helthcare”?, are you joking?, if a poor doesnt show a pile of money at the doctor, you dont get attended, plus 10% of dominican pregnat jas a bed in a hospital, becuause 85% of these bed belongs to HAITIANS pregants FOR FREE!, the. entral Bank has NEVER BEEN AUDITED!!!, the Dominican Passport office boss IS HAITIAN!!in less that 18 will be an HAITIAN president. the government stole 41,0000 MILLION dollars, and the fiscal reform is only to pass the ultra rich debt, to convertvit in pUBLIC debt, that meas the poor will pay for the yacth and belicopter of the Rich,

June 25, 2024 7:19 am
Reply to  Roberto Perez

Thank you you said it all all this is unbelievable and I don’t agree when they say in commercials that the Dominican Republic has it all that is just for a few how sad

June 25, 2024 7:58 am
Reply to  Roberto Perez

It would be best if you stuck with Spanish. You don’t know how to write nor to spell in English.

Arelis Peña
June 29, 2024 11:38 am
Reply to  Pierre

How gracious of you to criticize another. Your comment just exemplifies your ignorance and lack of empathy towards those who you feel are not up to par with you. His English might not have been perfect, but he got his message across. Thank you for your ignorance.

Isabel Contreras
June 30, 2024 9:28 am
Reply to  Pierre

Pierre, You are of Haitian descent we Dominicans, cannot expect expect any love from you people only HATE. You only come to our Country to be FED, GET, KILL, and DESTROY,and DROP YOUR BABIES IN OUR HOSPITALS LIKE COCKROACHES.

June 25, 2024 8:18 am
Reply to  Roberto Perez

You need to go back to school and learn English.

Mari Martinez
June 25, 2024 8:30 am
Reply to  Roberto Perez

Tampoco podemos negar que el pais va en desarrollo. Si hay que hacer muchos mas cambios todavia en educacion, salud mental, equipo de emergencia, mas vivienda, conciencia con el medio ambiente, pero estamos mucho mas adelantado que otros paises del caribe y Latino America.

Last edited 22 days ago by Mari Martinez
luis pena
June 25, 2024 11:19 am
Reply to  Roberto Perez

still hurt about the elections i see.

Arelis Peña
June 29, 2024 11:36 am
Reply to  luis pena

He is stating facts. Not every single citizen has seen an improvement in their lives. Under the governing of the PLD, a lot of stealing was done at the government level. Monies designed for certain areas were instead taken by a politician affiliated to that then political party(PLD) there was an instance when the acting president and his 40 ladrones( el triple feo de leonel y sus séquitos) undersold the gold,silver and other resources to an American company. Yes there has been a lot of progress, but mostly in favor of tourism. Sadly tourism mostly benefits the owners of hotels and resorts that are not owned by criollos.

Aldo Jimenez
June 25, 2024 11:10 am

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