The Human Truth Foundation

Namibia (Republic of Namibia)

https://www.humantruth.info/namibia.html

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#namibia

Namibia
Republic of Namibia
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index128th best
CapitalWindhoek
Land Area 823 290km21
LocationAfrica
Population2.4m2
Life Expectancy59.27yrs (2017)3
GNI$8 634 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesNA, NAM, 5165
Internet Domain.na6
CurrencyDollar (NAD)7
Telephone+2648

1. Overview

South Africa occupied the German colony of South-West Africa during World War I and administered it as a mandate until after World War II, when it annexed the territory. In 1966 the Marxist South-West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) guerrilla group launched a war of independence for the area that became Namibia, but it was not until 1988 that South Africa agreed to end its administration in accordance with a UN peace plan for the entire region. Namibia has been governed by SWAPO since the country won independence in 1990. Hifikepunye POHAMBA was elected president in November 2004 in a landslide victory replacing Sam NUJOMA who led the country during its first 14 years of self rule. POHAMBA was reelected in November 2009.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverNamibia posesses some of the most stunning landscapes in Africa, and a trip through the country is one of the great road adventures. Natural wonders such as that mighty gash in the earth at Fish River Canyon and the wildlife utopia of Etosha National Park enthral, but it´s the lonely desert roads, where mighty slabs of granite rise out of swirling desert sands, that will sear themselves in your mind. It´s like a coffee-table book come to life as sand dunes in the world´s oldest desert meet the crashing rollers along the wild Atlantic coast. Among all this is a German legacy, evident in the cuisine and art nouveau architecture of Lüderitz or Swakopmund and in festivals such as Windhoek´s legendary Oktoberfest.

Namibia is also the headquarters of adventure activities in the region, so whether you´re a dreamer or love hearing the crunch of earth under your boots, travel in Namibia will stay with you long after the desert vistas fade.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Namibia National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
136Kiribati0.624
137Honduras0.621
138Sao Tome & Principe0.618
139Namibia0.615
140=Vanuatu0.607
140=Laos0.607
140=Timor-Leste (E. Timor)0.607
143Nepal0.602
Africa Avg0.56
World Avg0.72
q=191.
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
PPP $11
1Liechtenstein$146 830
2Singapore$90 919
3Qatar$87 134
...
114Philippines$8 920
115Jamaica$8 834
116Guatemala$8 723
117Namibia$8 634
118El Salvador$8 296
119Bolivia$8 111
120Uzbekistan$7 917
121Cuba$7 879
Africa Avg$5 339
World Avg$20 136
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
12
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank12
1Norway28.6
2Denmark30.0
3Sweden30.7
...
125Venezuela97.2
126Iran97.7
127Suriname98.0
128Namibia99.6
129Honduras100.4
130Bangladesh100.7
131Guyana101.3
132Zambia101.4
Africa Avg110.5
World Avg86.8
q=195.

The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others..

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: Which are the Best Countries in the World? The Social and Moral Development Index.

Progress in Namibia is always going to be difficult whilst the richest 10% hold 47% of the country's entire income13.

3. Namibia's Demographics and Migration

#birth_control #demographics #health #immigration #life_expectancy #longevity #migration #overpopulation #population

Population:

Namibia's population is predicted to rise to 3.042 million by 2030. This country has a fertility rate of 3.08. The fertility rate is, in simple terms, the average amount of children that each woman has. The higher the figure, the quicker the population is growing, although, to calculate the rate you also need to take into account morbidity, i.e., the rate at which people die. If people live healthy and long lives and morbidity is low, then, 2.0 approximates to the replacement rate, which would keep the population stable. If all countries had such a fertility rate, population growth would end. The actual replacement rate in most developed countries is around 2.1.

Population2
Pos.2018
Population2
1China1.4b
2India1.4b
3USA327.1m
...
138Albania2.9m
139Lithuania2.8m
140Qatar2.8m
141Namibia2.4m
142Gambia2.3m
143Botswana2.3m
144Gabon2.1m
145Lesotho2.1m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
180Guinea-Bissau59.7
181Mozambique59.3
182Burkina Faso59.3
183Namibia59.3
184Zimbabwe59.3
185Congo, DR59.2
186Mali58.9
187Guinea58.9
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
14
Pos.201314
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
121Honduras3.02
122Philippines3.06
123Lesotho3.08
124Namibia3.08
125Zimbabwe3.15
126Tajikistan3.19
127Haiti3.19
128Gabon3.20
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
15
Pos.2016
Per 10015
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
46Congo, (Brazzaville)07.0
47=Solomon Islands07.0
47=Rwanda07.0
49Namibia07.4
50=Botswana07.7
50=UAE07.7
52Oman07.8
53Jordan08.0
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants16
Pos.2017
%16
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
92Uganda3.9%
93Dominican Rep.3.9%
94Mauritania3.8%
95Namibia3.8%
96Burkina Faso3.7%
97Trinidad & Tobago3.7%
98Togo3.6%
99Uzbekistan3.6%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants17
Pos.2010
%17
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
177India0.9%
178Papua New Guinea0.9%
179USA0.8%
180Namibia0.7%
181Ethiopia0.7%
182Tanzania0.7%
183Brazil0.7%
184Saudi Arabia0.7%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Namibia's Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#equality #freedom #freethought #gender #gender_equality #homosexuality #human_rights #international_law #mass_media #misogyny #morals #politics #prejudice #religious_tolerance #slavery #tolerance #women

Compared to Africa (2020)18
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank18
1S. Africa56.1
2Seychelles66.7
3Namibia69.4
4Mauritius72.4
5Senegal73.8
6Cape Verde75.0
7Burkina Faso76.1
8Mali82.2
9Ghana87.9
10S. Sudan90.5
11Tunisia91.6
12Kenya92.4
13Niger93.8
Africa Avg108.2
q=54.
Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)18
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank18
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
60Jamaica64.4
61El Salvador66.7
62Seychelles66.7
63Namibia69.4
64Paraguay70.4
65Armenia71.4
66Montenegro71.8
67Honduras71.9
World Avg87.9
q=199.

The best countries in the world at ensuring human rights, fostering equality and promoting tolerance, are Sweden, Norway and Denmark19. These countries are displaying the best traits that humanity has to offer. The worst countries are The Solomon Islands, Somalia and Tuvalu19.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are statistics on commentary in Human Rights Watch reports, its nominal commitment to Human Rights, speed of uptake of HR treaties, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms, supporting press freedom, eliminating modern slavery, opposing gender inequality, the rate of gender bias (from 7 indicators), the year from which women could participate in democracy, its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice, LGBT equality and freethought. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Baltic States and Europe19, whereas the worst are Melanesia, Micronesia and Australasia19.

For more, see:

Human Rights & Tolerance:

Nominal Commitment to HR
Higher is better20
Pos.2009
Treaties20
1Argentina24
2=Chile23
2=Costa Rica23
...
31Georgia20
32=Albania20
32=Cyprus20
32=Namibia20
32=Ukraine20
32=Macedonia20
32=Slovakia20
32=Honduras20
Africa Avg14.8
World Avg15.1
q=194.
HR Treaties Lag
Lower is better21
Pos.2019
Avg Yrs/Treaty21
1Ecuador2.15
2Uruguay2.25
3Tunisia3.65
...
9Bulgaria4.24
10Panama4.26
11Senegal4.32
12Namibia4.36
13Egypt4.52
14Spain4.60
15Peru4.64
16Sweden4.88
Africa Avg9.88
World Avg10.02
q=195.
Personal, Civil & Economic Freedom
Lower is better22
Pos.2014
Rank22
1Hong Kong1
2Switzerland2
3New Zealand3
...
67Serbia67
68Guatemala68
69=Moldova69
69=Namibia69
71Bolivia71
72Indonesia72
73Turkey73
74=S. Africa74
Africa Avg114.2
World Avg79.7
q=159.
Press Freedom
Lower is better23
Pos.201323
1Finland638
2Netherlands648
3Norway652
...
16Czechia1017
17Germany1024
18Costa Rica1208
19Namibia1250
20Canada1269
21Belgium1294
22Poland1311
23Slovakia1325
Africa Avg3511
World Avg3249
q=178.
Slavery
Lower is better
24
Pos.2018
% Victims24
1Japan0.03
2=Canada0.05
2=Taiwan0.05
...
63Senegal0.29
64Trinidad & Tobago0.30
65Yemen0.31
66=Namibia0.33
66=Serbia0.33
68Bosnia & Herzegovina0.34
69=Botswana0.34
69=Honduras0.34
Africa Avg0.96
World Avg0.65
q=167.

Amnesty International's 2023-23 summary on human rights in Namibia stated:

Police continued to use excessive force against protesters. A cybercrime bill threatened to curtail the rights to freedom of expression, association, assembly and privacy. Early marriage persisted. Survey results showed that most Nambians believe gender-based violence is common in their communities. Parliament held public consultations on petitions to decriminalize abortion. LGBTI people‚€ôs rights were curtailed. Mining companies‚€ô activities threatened to damage the environment and undermine the rights of Indigenous peoples.

"The State of the World's Human Rights 2022/23" by Amnesty International (2023)25

Gender Equality:

Namibia is an unequal country, with male rights dominating those of women.

See:

Gender Inequality
Lower is better
26
Pos.201526
1Switzerland0.04
2Denmark0.04
3Netherlands0.04
...
105Indonesia0.47
106Laos0.47
107Dominican Rep.0.47
108Namibia0.47
109Burundi0.47
110Bhutan0.48
111Jordan0.48
112Cambodia0.48
Africa Avg0.54
World Avg0.36
q=159.
Year Women Can Vote
Lower is better
Pos.0
Year
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
178Liechtenstein1984
179=Djibouti1986
179=Central African Rep.1986
181Namibia1989
182Samoa1990
183Kazakhstan1993
184=Moldova1994
184=Oman1994
Africa Avg1961
World Avg1930
q=189.

Prejudice:

LGBT Equality
Higher is better
27
Pos.2017
Score27
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
...
124Sierra Leone-3
125=Grenada-5
125=Dominica-5
125=Namibia-5
125=Kiribati-5
125=Jamaica-5
125=Cook Islands-5
125=Guyana-5
Africa Avg-10.4
World Avg12.6
q=196.
Freedom of Thought
Lower is better
28
Pos.202128
1=Belgium1.0
1=Netherlands1.0
1=Taiwan1.0
...
22Micronesia1.8
23=Mozambique1.8
23=Burkina Faso1.8
23=Namibia1.8
23=Slovenia1.8
27Sierra Leone2.0
28=Luxembourg2.0
28=New Zealand2.0
Africa Avg3.1
World Avg3.0
q=196.

5. Namibia's Health

#alcohol #birth_control #demographics #health #life_expectancy #longevity #obesity #overpopulation #parenting #population #smoking #vaccines

Compared to Africa (2020)29
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank29
1Mauritius64.5
2Morocco73.1
3=Eritrea77.0
...
45Swaziland119.9
46Mali122.1
47Congo, (Brazzaville)123.4
48Namibia125.9
49Gabon131.3
50Ivory Coast132.6
51Angola133.1
52Equatorial Guinea136.5
53Nigeria142.1
Africa Avg108.2
q=54.
Health (2020)29
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank29
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
183Mali122.1
184Congo, (Brazzaville)123.4
185Cook Islands123.7
186Namibia125.9
187Iraq130.9
188Gabon131.3
189Ivory Coast132.6
190Angola133.1
World Avg93.5
q=196.

The countries with the best overall approach to public health, in terms of both public policy and individual lifestyle choices, are Monaco, Hong Kong and The Maldives30. These countries are worth emulating. And, although often through no fault of the average citizen, the worst countries are The Marshall Islands, S. Sudan and Palau30.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are its average life expectancy, its alcohol consumption rate, its fertility rate, its smoking rate, its suicide rate, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance, the prevalence of overweight adults, its adolescent birth rate and its immunizations take-up. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Asia and The Mediterranean30, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Australasia and Africa30.

For more, see:

Health:

Namibia is a pretty unhealthy country. Namibia does worse than average when it comes to its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance31 (still good for Africa), its smoking rate32, its fertility rate14 (still low for Africa), its immunizations take-up33, its adolescent birth rate26 (still low for Africa) and in its alcohol consumption rate34. And finally, it falls into the worst 20 in its average life expectancy11. The prevalence of overweight adults has increased by 14% over the past 40 years. Life expectancy in Namibia was static between 1990 and 2019, whereas almost all of the rest of the world improved.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
180Guinea-Bissau59.7
181Mozambique59.3
182Burkina Faso59.3
183Namibia59.3
184Zimbabwe59.3
185Congo, DR59.2
186Mali58.9
187Guinea58.9
Africa Avg62.79
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
34
Pos.2016
Per Capita34
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
144Barbados9.6
145=Argentina9.8
145=Georgia9.8
145=Namibia9.8
145=USA9.8
149St Lucia9.9
150=Swaziland9.9
151Spain10.0
Africa Avg4.8
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
14
Pos.201314
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
121Honduras3.02
122Philippines3.06
123Lesotho3.08
124Namibia3.08
125Zimbabwe3.15
126Tajikistan3.19
127Haiti3.19
128Gabon3.20
Africa Avg4.31
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
32
Pos.201432
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
105Kyrgyzstan 68335
106Qatar 698
107UAE 715
108Namibia 740
109Papua New Guinea 826
110UK 827
111Sweden 831
112Laos 836
Africa Avg 340
World Avg 819
q=182.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
93Bahrain93
94Philippines94
95Bosnia & Herzegovina95
96Namibia96
97Guyana97
98Colombia98
99Vietnam99
100Lesotho100
Africa Avg117.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better36
Pos.2016
%36
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
64Djibouti38.6
65Lesotho38.7
66Gabon40.2
67Namibia40.6
68Brunei41.2
69Malaysia42.5
70Botswana43.4
71Tajikistan45.3
Africa Avg33.3
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
26
Pos.2015
Per 100026
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
142Sudan74.0
143Panama74.5
144Ecuador75.9
145Namibia76.8
146Senegal78.6
147Mauritania78.6
148Venezuela79.4
149Guatemala80.7
Africa Avg87.5
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
33
Pos.2015
Avg %33
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
135Suriname87.2
136Ecuador86.8
137Cambodia86.5
138Namibia86.5
139Dominican Rep.86.3
140Panama86.1
141Belarus85.3
142=Canada85.2
Africa Avg81.7
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Namibia's Responsibility Towards The Environment

#biodiversity #climate_change #deforestation #food #meat #over-exploitation #the_environment #veganism #vegetarianism

Compared to Africa (2023)37
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank37
1Seychelles55.3
2Kenya57.4
3=Zambia57.6
...
32Togo96.0
33Rwanda96.3
34Central African Rep.96.5
35Namibia99.0
36Guinea-Bissau99.3
37Comoros99.5
38Niger100.7
39Congo, DR101.8
40Burundi102.0
Africa Avg90.1
q=53.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)37
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank37
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
129Central African Rep.96.5
130Barbados97.0
131Poland98.0
132Namibia99.0
133Azerbaijan99.3
134Guinea-Bissau99.3
135Russia99.4
136Comoros99.5
World Avg85.7
q=188.
In terms of its responsibility towards the environment, Namibia is positioned 132nd in the world. This rank is calculated from 6 data sets. Namibia does better than average in energy to GDP efficiency38, annual meat consumption per person39 (but bad for Africa) and in its environmental performance40. But, things still need to improve in Namibia. Namibia does worse than average in the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population41, its forested percent change 1990-201542 and in how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity.

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
42
Pos.2015
%42
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
153Ethiopia-17.8
154Malawi-19.2
155Botswana-21.0
156Namibia-21.0
157Burkina Faso-21.9
158Argentina-22.1
159Cameroon-22.6
160Somalia-23.2
Africa Avg-08.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
40
Pos.201840
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
76Antigua & Barbuda59.2
77UAE58.9
78Jamaica58.6
79Namibia58.5
80Iran58.2
81Belize57.8
82Philippines57.7
83Mongolia57.5
Africa Avg46.4
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Energy to GDP Efficiency
Higher is better38
Pos.201438
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
...
22=Albania12.50
22=Spain12.50
22=Yemen12.50
25Namibia12.35
26=Portugal12.35
26=Botswana12.35
28Ecuador11.90
29=Egypt11.76
Africa Avg07.42
World Avg09.29
q=119.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Earlier is better
Pos.0
Signed
1=China1993 Dec 29
1=Guinea1993 Dec 29
1=Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
49Hungary1994 May 25
50Brazil1994 May 29
51Cuba1994 Jun 06
52Namibia1997 Aug 14
53Sri Lanka1994 Jun 21
54Ethiopia1994 Jul 04
55Dominica1994 Jul 05
56Italy1994 Jul 14
Africa Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better41
Pos.2011
%41
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
75Mauritania38.0%
76Croatia37.8%
77Cambodia37.1%
78Namibia36.6%
79Germany36.1%
80Montenegro35.9%
81Rwanda35.8%
82Romania33.4%
Africa Avg38.3%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
39
Pos.2021
kg39
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
68Lebanon36.3
69Paraguay36.4
70Azerbaijan37.1
71Namibia37.2
72Georgia37.8
73Cape Verde38.4
74Honduras38.8
75Kyrgyzstan39.0
Africa Avg24.9
World Avg52.5
q=185.

7. Namibia's Modernity and Learning

#education #intelligence #modernity #research #science #technology #the_internet

Compared to Africa (2020)43
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank43
1S. Africa52.8
2Egypt70.4
3Tunisia73.4
...
20Cape Verde116.3
21Swaziland118.0
22Gabon118.3
23=Namibia119.0
23=Senegal119.0
25Sudan119.8
26Sao Tome & Principe120.3
27Burkina Faso120.6
28Ivory Coast121.3
Africa Avg120.7
q=53.
Modernity & Learning (2020)43
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank43
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
157Swaziland118.0
158Gabon118.3
159=Senegal119.0
159=Namibia119.0
161Sudan119.8
162Sao Tome & Principe120.3
163Burkina Faso120.6
164Ivory Coast121.3
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Research & Development
Higher is better
Pos.2016
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2944
2Israel4.1144
3Japan3.5844
...
99=Kyrgyzstan0.1645
99=Sri Lanka0.1646
101Albania0.1547
102Namibia0.1446
103=Georgia0.1348
103=Gambia0.1345
105Tajikistan0.1249
106=Burundi0.1245
Africa Avg0.36
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education
Higher is better
50
Pos.201850
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
121Thailand44.8%
122Zambia44.3%
123El Salvador42.8%
124Namibia41.1%
125Syria41.0%
126Sao Tome & Principe40.8%
127Togo40.5%
128Laos40.4%
Africa Avg34.4%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
51
Pos.2021
Years51
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
136Iraq12.1
137Ghana12.0
138Lesotho12.0
139Namibia11.9
140Comoros11.9
141India11.9
142Kiribati11.8
143Nauru11.7
Africa Avg11.0
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
63Ghana63
64Samoa64
65Jordan65
66Namibia66
67India67
68Lebanon68
69Senegal69
70China70
Africa Avg106.4
World Avg82.0
q=163.
IQ
Higher is better52
Pos.200652
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
109=Zambia71
109=Jamaica71
109=Ghana71
112Namibia70
113=Togo70
113=Botswana70
113=Rwanda70
113=Benin70
Africa Avg70.6
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
53
Pos.201653
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
162=S. Sudan17%
163Gambia17%
164Laos16%
165Namibia16%
166Turkmenistan15%
167Bangladesh13%
168Iraq13%
169Kiribati13%
Africa Avg18.4%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
54
Pos.2017
Ratio54
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
127=Algeria0.0
127=Djibouti0.0
127=Guyana0.0
127=Namibia0.0
127=Tonga0.0
127=Myanmar (Burma)0.0
127=Morocco0.0
127=Timor-Leste (E. Timor)0.0
Africa Avg0.04
World Avg3.82
q=176.

8. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

World Giving Index
Higher is better
55
Pos.2022
%55
1Indonesia68.0
2Kenya61.0
3USA59.0
...
89=S. Africa35.0
89=Ivory Coast35.0
89=Congo, (Brazzaville)35.0
89=Namibia35.0
93Togo34.0
94=Mozambique34.0
94=Albania34.0
94=Montenegro34.0
Africa Avg38.2
World Avg39.6
q=125.
Corruption
Higher is better
56
Pos.2022
Points56
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
56Saudi Arabia51.0
57Croatia50.0
58=Mauritius50.0
59Namibia49.0
60Vanuatu48.0
61=Jordan47.0
61=Malaysia47.0
63Armenia46.0
Africa Avg32.31
World Avg42.98
q=180.
Happiness
Higher is better
57
Pos.2018
Score57
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
116Sri Lanka4.5
117Iraq4.5
118Mali4.4
119Namibia4.4
120Cambodia4.4
121Burkina Faso4.4
122Egypt4.4
123Mozambique4.4
Africa Avg4.29
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
39Bulgaria39
40Marshall Islands40
41Malaysia41
42Namibia42
43St Vincent & Grenadines43
44Cyprus44
45Japan45
46Moldova46
Africa Avg117.8
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
133Indonesia133
134Egypt134
135Uruguay135
136Namibia136
137Yemen137
138Cambodia138
139Antigua & Barbuda139
140Afghanistan140
Africa Avg96.7
World Avg82.0
q=163.

9. Peace Versus Instability

#human_development #peace #politics

Global Peace Index
Lower is better
58
Pos.2023
Score58
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
53Indonesia1.83
54Argentina1.84
55Madagascar1.85
56Namibia1.86
57Moldova1.87
58Chile1.87
59Gambia1.89
60Greece1.89
Africa Avg2.29
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
86Cambodia86
87Bangladesh87
88Honduras88
89Namibia89
90Uganda90
91Congo, DR91
92Pakistan92
93Estonia93
Africa Avg83.6
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
31
Pos.2017
Rank31
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
103Barbados103
104Armenia104
105Suriname105
106Namibia106
107Tunisia107
108Cape Verde108
109China109
110Kazakhstan110
Africa Avg104.5
World Avg82.0
q=163.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

#capitalism #economics #health #inequality #life_expectancy #poverty #social_development

Inequality in Life Expectancy
Lower is better59
Pos.201959
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
133Senegal21.20
134Eritrea21.40
135Timor-Leste (E. Timor)21.70
136Namibia22.10
137=Kenya22.50
137=Bolivia22.50
139Laos22.60
140=Congo, (Brazzaville)22.80
Africa Avg26.10
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better60
Pos.2017
%60
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
145Botswana53.3
146=Brazil53.3
147Mozambique54.0
148Lesotho54.2
149Central African Rep.56.2
150Zambia57.1
151Namibia59.1
152S. Africa63.0
Africa Avg42.6
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better61
Pos.2018
Severity61
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
57Lesotho.146
58Nepal.148
59Cambodia.170
60Namibia.171
61Vanuatu.174
62Bhutan.175
63Myanmar (Burma).176
64Kenya.178
Africa Avg.264
World Avg.154
q=101.

11. Religion and Beliefs

#belief #buddhism #christianity #god #hinduism #islam #judaism #religion

Disbelief In God (2007)62
Pos.Higher is better
%62
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
51=Ireland5
51=Mozambique5
53Zimbabwe4
54=Namibia4
54=Iran4
54=Mexico4
54=Portugal4
54=Romania4
54=Argentina4
54=Georgia4
54=Uzbekistan4
62Lebanon3
63=Congo, (Brazzaville)3
63=Poland3
63=Jamaica3
63=India3
World Avg9.9
q=137.

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below63:

Christian97.5%
Muslim0.3%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.2%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated1.9%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Christian 80% to 90% (at least 50% Lutheran), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%64.

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