Some insights on how and the reason behind Nepal falling as a third world country
We often hear the term first world country, third world country and so on. So how Nepal came to or being marked as a third world country. There are certain traits such as high poverty, high child mortality rate, low economic and educational development. The country also has low consumption of natural resources such as having high numbers of rivers but not utilized up to the standards.We also have high fertility rate and are high in gender related illiteracy, also the people are prone to lots of diseases. One more similarity of falling in the third world country is having poor and unstable government which matches our country Nepal.So it is no surprise that the country falls under the third world country. The country along with its people have to work very hard and maybe it might take 10 generations to cross over the mark of falling in third world country, but the task is not impossible.
First World Country:
First world country top 10
|Country||Life expect. at birth||Adult literacy rate||Combined gross enrolment||GDP per capita (PPP US$)||Life expect. index||Educat. index||GDP index||HDI||GDP rank minus HDI rank|
The reasons these countries fall under the first world are they have good laws placed, these countries also have a high functioning democracy and little political risk. These countries are very stable in nature having capitalist economy with high standard of living.
Second World Country:
Actually we don’t hear much of talking about the second world country. Either we talk or hear about first world or third world country.These countries are former communist – socialism. They are not much industrialized and have a huge influence of Soviet Union.
Just remember there is a difference between communism and socialism
|Second World Country List|
|Country||formerly part of:||Region|
|Armenia||Soviet Union||Western Asia|
|Azerbaijan||Soviet Union||Western Asia|
|Belarus||Soviet Union||Eastern Europe|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Yugoslavia||Southern Europe|
|Czech Republic||Czechoslovakia||Eastern Europe|
|Estonia||annexed by the Soviet Union**||Northern Europe|
|Georgia||Soviet Union||Western Asia|
|East Germany||Western Europe|
|Kazakhstan||Soviet Union||South-Central Asia|
|Kyrgyzstan||Soviet Union||South-Central Asia|
|Latvia||annexed by Soviet Union**||Northern Europe|
|Lithuania||annexed by Soviet Union**||Northern Europe|
|Macedonia, Rep. of||Yugoslavia||Southern Europe|
|Moldova||Soviet Union||Eastern Europe|
|Russia||Soviet Union||Northern Europe/Asia|
|Tajikistan||Soviet Union||South-Central Asia|
|Turkmenistan||Soviet Union||South-Central Asia|
|Ukraine||Soviet Union||Eastern Europe|
|Uzbekistan||Soviet Union||South-Central Asia|
Third World Country
I have explained in the beginning Nepal being stamped in Third World Country. The reason is definitive and we are not alone in this category, as there as bunch of other countries as well. I, most of the times hear our government asking for loan from World Bank. Maybe, and most of the times we don’t think about it but these loan just doesn’t just fade away in ashes. It is there and we have to pay it back. I am not sure about the interest rates that the country has to give back, Most of the bridges and expensive projects are donated from other countries. I guess these also doesn’t come free.
|HDI rank||Country||Human Development Index (HDI)||Life expectancy at birth||Mean years of schooling||Expected years of schooling||Gross national income (GNI) per capita||GNI per capita rank minus HDI||Nonincome HDI|
|144||São Tomé and Príncipe||0.509||64.7||4.2||10.8||1,792||7||0.564|
|153||Papua New Guinea||0.466||62.8||4.3||5.8||2,271||–12||0.475|
|179||Central African Rep.||0.343||48.4||3.5||6.6||707||2||0.379|
|187||Congo, Dem. Rep.||0.286||48.4||3.5||8.2||280||–1||0.399|
Hence, as you can clearly see that we have a long way ahead of us to reach the first world country. The task is enormous but not impossible. I believe we as Nepalis should unite and head in the same direction. Towards improvement, towards eliminating all unnecessary tasks and focus more in productive task. This is not a race towards the win or loose , it doesn’t even matter if the world index keeps us in the first world country. This is about us living, most of us spent the whole of their life in Nepal itself. Nepal is a house for them and we should look after our house. Maybe now when it rains our bed is soaked but if it is made solid with beautiful paint outside and inside of house, not only it seems appealing but it comes as a definite reason to live a dignified life.