Ukraine climbed 17 positions from 80th to 63rd place in 2020 in the Social Progress Index among 163 countries with a score of 73.38 points versus 66.97 in 2019, according to the index data.
“It is important that in the year of the pandemic, Ukraine improved its position in this global ranking. This means that at least part of the challenges we responded correctly,” Minister of Social Policy Maryna Lazebna said.
According to the study, the average score of the index among all studied countries is 64.24 points. Ukraine is ahead of Sri Lanka, Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Paraguay, and Cape Verde, which a year earlier had better index performance than Ukraine.