In conjunction with the global launch of the Human Development Report 2021/22: “Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World”, we asked Malaysians on the uncertainties they face and their hopes for the future. UNDP Malaysia’s Resident Representative gives a snapshot synopsis of the report; and where Malaysia lies in the Human Development Index in 2022.
Human Development Report 2021/22: Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World
September 12, 2022
“In a world defined by uncertainty, we need a renewed sense of global solidarity to tackle our interconnected, common challenges.”
- Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator.
The latest Human Development Report, “Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World”, argues that layers of uncertainty are stacking up and interacting to unsettle life in unprecedented ways. The last two years have had a devastating impact for billions of people around the world, when crises like COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine hit back-to-back, and interacted with sweeping social and economic shifts, dangerous planetary changes, and massive increases in polarization.
To chart a new course, the report recommends implementing policies that focus on investment — from renewable energy to preparedness for pandemics, and insurance—including social protection— to prepare our societies for the ups and downs of an uncertain world. While innovation in its many forms—technological, economic, cultural—can also build capacities to respond to whatever challenges come next.
Learn more about the latest Human Development Report here: https://hdr.undp.org/