Despite improved economy, Nicaragua lags
Despite a period of steady economic expansion under the second coming of the Sandinista government, Nicaragua has not made any notable progress in the United Nation’s Human Development Index over the past six years.
In the 2013 index, Nicaragua ranks 129th in the world, occupying the lower half of countries in the category of “medium human development.”
In comparison to the rest of Central America, Nicaragua is well behind Panama and Costa Rica.
Source: Nicaragua Dispatch