PING/PED Project (Nepal/Finland)

PING: NEPAL

Nepal is located in Southern Asia, between China and India and is home to the world’s tallest mountain, Mt. Everest

Name of PING Nepal
Ranking (UN HDI) Current Year (_of 192) 145
Population 27.8 Million
Literacy Rate 57.4%
Gender: Female Population with at least some secondary education 28.3%
Dependency Ratio of Population <15 53.42         

>65+ 8.6

Infant Mortality Rate 34 for every 1000 births
Life Expectancy at birth 68.41
Rate of Natural Increase 15.54%
% of Population Ages

15-49 with HIV/AIDS

0.3%                
Net Migration -2.9
Percent Urban 17.65%
GNI (GDP) PPP per capita $2,193.98
Poverty: Percent of Pop living below $2 US per Day 24.82%
%of GDP spent on education 4.72%

PED: FINLAND

Finland is located in North-Eastern Europe, right next to Russia
Name of PED Finland
Ranking (UN HDI) Current Year (_of 192) 24
Population 5.43 million
Literacy Rate 100%
Gender: Female Population with at least some secondary education 100%
Dependency Ratio of Population <15 26.12                        

>65+ 32.25

Infant Mortality Rate 2 per 100 live births
Life Expectancy at birth 80.54
Rate of Natural Increase 0.1%
% of Population Ages

15-49 with HIV/AIDS

about 3%                       
Net Migration 1.8 per 1000 Finnish population
Percent Urban 93.95%
GNI (GDP) PPP per capita $37,366.07
Poverty: Percent of Pop living below $2 US per Day 0%
%of GDP spent on education 6.84%
Culture and religion run very deep in Nepal. This is evident in the great quantities of temples, churches, monasteries and other religious buildings located there.

Finland and Nepal are very contrasting countries. Finland (The DeveloPED country) has a rather small population of 5.43 million in comparison to Nepal’s (The DeveloPING country) nearly 28 million people. I found it really interesting that Finland only spends 6.84% of their GDP, but yet has a 100% literacy rate (Ranking them number 1 in the world for the most literate country) and 100% of females educated. Finland has a very small rate of natural increase (0.1%), while Nepal’s is quite large at ~15%. Finland’s population will double in about 70 years, and Nepal’s will double in about 5 years. In conclusion this data really shows how different developing countries are in comparison to developed countries.

Finland’s most popular desert, laskiaispulla, is a standard sweet roll with jam and whipped cream in the middle.
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