The latest Human Development Report (HDR) has revealed that Antigua and Barbuda is ranked 74th out of 198 countries, which placed the twin island in the high human development category. The Human Development report states that “between 2005 and 2018, Antigua and Barbuda’s HDI value increased from 0.773 to 0.776, an increase of 0.5 percent.”

Antigua and Barbuda’s 2018 HDI of 0.776 is above the average of 0.759 for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Between 1990 and 2018, Antigua and Barbuda’s life expectancy at birth increased by 5.4 years, mean years of schooling increased by 2.2 years, and expected years of schooling decreased by 0.8 years. It further states that Antigua and Barbuda’s Gross National Income (GNI) per capita increased by about 41.0 percent between 1990 and 2018.

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