Human Development Reports


2013 Human Development Report

The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.   The Report identifiesmore


2014 Human Development Report

The 2014 Human Development Report “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience” - shows that overall global trends in human development are positive. Yet, people at all ages are also facing threats and challenges to their wellbeing, including by natural ormore


Arab Development Challenges Report 2011

This second Development Challenges Report, coming at a time when the region is passing through a critical historical juncture, attempts to go beyond the numbers to uncover processes that have underpinned mutually reinforcing drivers of social, economic and political exclusion.   This reportmore


Arab Human Development Report 2009

Arab Human Development Reports (AHDRs) engage institutions and citizens in the Arab countries in global concerns so as to build understanding and consensus around regional and national development priorities. They also identify disadvantaged groups of population and regions and suggest policies,more


Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2003

The Regional Human Development Report on “HIV/AIDS and Human Development in South Asia 2003” is the first report prepared under the aegis of UNDP’s Asia Pacific Regional Initiative on Human Development Reports (HDRC) and the Regional Programme on HIV and Development (REACH Beyond Borders). Thismore


Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2005

Realizing the Millennium Development Goals   The Regional Human Development Report on Promoting ICT for Human Development: Realizing the Millennium Development Goals, is a first-time attempt to systematically assess the role and impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) onmore


Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2006

Transforming trade for Human Development in Asia and the Pacific   International trade has been the engine of growth for many countries of Asia and the Pacific. The ‘economic miracle’ of the East Asian ‘tigers’ is due in large part to their ability to export to global markets and to developmore


Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2008

This Report comes on the heels of the landmark Second Session of the Conference of State Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption in Bali, Indonesia, which is aiding countries in the implementation of their anti-corruption efforts. The United Nations Convention Against Corruptionmore


Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2010

A Turning Point for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific   The report focuses on the critical question of advancing gender equality, as seen through the prism of women’s unequal power, voice, and rights. Despite the region’s many economic gains, the Report chronicles how in many instancesmore


Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2012

Asia-Pacific not only has many of the world’s most climate-exposed territories, it is also home to millions of the most vulnerable people. The unprecedented pace and scale of human activities have been transforming the natural environment and contributing to climate change. Emissions cross borders,more

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