Palestinian territories beat Egypt in well-being

By Jennifer Lipman, June 14, 2010

The United Nations has published a report showing that the Palestinian territories have higher standards of development and well-being than the surrounding countries of Egypt, Yemen and Pakistan.

The Palestinian territories appear at number 110 out of 182 countries on the list. Compiled by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the annual report ranks countries on education, life expectancy and living standard.

The report shows that people in the Palestinian territories have a higher life expectancy than those in Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and that more of the adult population are literate than in Lebanon.

The Palestinian territories come 13 places higher than Egypt and 20 places above Morocco on the list.

Last updated: 12:21pm, June 14 2010