90% of countries see decline in human development: report

The pressure would negatively impact the transformation of generation Z, the changemakers of tomorrow

October 19, 2022

UNDP Bangladesh and Brac Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) have jointly organized a seminar to discuss the findings of the recently launched #HumanDevelopmentReport 2021/2022 at Brac University, highlighting the role of meaningful #youth engagement to drive #Bangladesh towards a prosperous #future.

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The progress in human development achieved in the last couple of years is being reversed as the world faces several challenges arising from uncertainty due to dangerous planetary pressures, sweeping societal transformation, and increased polarisation, economists and experts said at an event on Tuesday.

They also said these would negatively impact the transformation of generation Z, the changemakers of tomorrow, especially in a country like Bangladesh which continues to face the brunt of more persistent threats like climate change.

The warnings came at a seminar titled "Engaging Youth in Shaping Bangladesh's Future in a Transforming World" focusing on the Human Development Report jointly organised by UNDP Bangladesh and the Brac Institute for Governance and Development (BIGD) at the Brac University.

The UNDP published the Human Development Report for 2021-2022 in September highlighting about 90% of countries in the world which have seen a decline in human development.

Bangladesh achieved a score of 0.661 out of a total score of 1, being placed in 129th position out of 191 countries, according to the report.