Inequalities and environmental challenges threaten progress in Asia
Inequalities between the rich and the poor, as well as environmental challenges threaten development in Asia, according to the UN's 2011 Human Development Report.
The annual report which provides rankings of national achievement in health, education and income in 187 countries worldwide says that despite progress, many people are still living in poverty in the region.
The highest ranking Asian country is Japan which is twelfth while the lowest is Afghanistan at 172nd.
India is ranked at 134.
Daniel Dickinson asked Bill Orme from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) why India is ranked so low.
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