Egypt ranks 123rd in the 2020 Global Youth Development Index

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Youth and Sports Minister Ashraf Sobhi said Egypt ranked 123rd in the 2020 Global Youth Development Index (YDI), measuring the condition of young people in 181 countries.

The Global Youth Development Index is developed by the Commonwealth Secretariat in London.

In statements on Tuesday, the minister said Egypt had moved up 13 places from its ranking in 2016, thanks to the efforts of the Egyptian state to achieve comprehensive development in all areas over the past seven years. , under the leadership of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.

Egypt reached rank no. 138 on the 2016 index which measures multidimensional progress in youth development in 183 countries, the minister noted.

The three-year Youth Development Ranking ranked India among the top five on the index between 2010 and 2018, alongside Afghanistan and Russia, advancing their score by an average of 15.74% in areas such as education and employment.

Afghanistan, India, Russia, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, according to the 2020 Global Youth Development Index, are the top five to have improved from 2010 to 2018.

Singapore comes first, followed by Slovenia, Norway, Malta and Denmark. Chad, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Afghanistan and Niger respectively came last.

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