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2014 Human Development Report Launch in Tokyo, Japan

Human Development Report 2014

Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience

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The Human Development Report Office (HDRO) is pleased to inform that the 2014 Human Development Report 'Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerability and Building Resilience' was launched in Tokyo, on 24 July 2014.


The 2014 Human Development Report - Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience provides a fresh perspective on vulnerability and proposes ways to strengthen resilience.

According to income-based measures of poverty, 1.2 billion people live with $1.25 or less a day. However, according to the UNDP Multidimensional Poverty Index, almost 1.5 billion people in 91 developing countries are living in poverty with overlapping deprivations in health, education and living standards. And although poverty is declining overall, almost 800 million people are at risk of falling back into poverty if setbacks occur. Many people face either structural or life-cycle vulnerabilities.


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2014 Human Development Index

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1 Norway 50 Uruguay 103 Maldives 145 Nepal
2 Australia 51 Bahamas 103 Mongolia 146 Pakistan
3 Switzerland 51 Montenegro 103 Turkmenistan 147 Kenya
4 Netherlands 53 Belarus 106 Samoa 148 Swaziland
5 United States 54 Romania 107 Palestine, State of 149 Angola
6 Germany 55 Libya 108 Indonesia 150 Myanmar
7 New Zealand 56 Oman 109 Botswana 151 Rwanda
8 Canada 57 Russian Federation 110 Egypt 152 Cameroon
9 Singapore 58 Bulgaria 111 Paraguay 152 Nigeria
10 Denmark 59 Barbados 112 Gabon 154 Yemen
11 Ireland 60 Palau 113 Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 155 Madagascar
12 Sweden 61 Antigua and Barbuda 114 Moldova (Republic of) 156 Zimbabwe
13 Iceland 62 Malaysia 115 El Salvador 157 Papua New Guinea
14 United Kingdom 63 Mauritius 116 Uzbekistan 157 Solomon Islands
15 Hong Kong, China (SAR) 64 Trinidad and Tobago 117 Philippines 159 Comoros
15 Korea (Republic of) 65 Lebanon 118 South Africa 159 Tanzania (United Republic of)
17 Japan 65 Panama 118 Syrian Arab Republic 161 Mauritania
18 Liechtenstein 67 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 120 Iraq 162 Lesotho
19 Israel 68 Costa Rica 121 Guyana 163 Senegal
20 France 69 Turkey 121 Viet Nam 164 Uganda
21 Austria 70 Kazakhstan 123 Cape Verde 165 Benin
21 Belgium 71 Mexico 124 Micronesia (Federated States of) 166 Sudan
21 Luxembourg 71 Seychelles 125 Guatemala 166 Togo
24 Finland 73 Saint Kitts and Nevis 125 Kyrgyzstan 168 Haiti
25 Slovenia 73 Sri Lanka 127 Namibia 169 Afghanistan
26 Italy 75 Iran (Islamic Republic of) 128 Timor-Leste 170 Djibouti
27 Spain 76 Azerbaijan 129 Honduras 171 Côte d'Ivoire
28 Czech Republic 77 Jordan 129 Morocco 172 Gambia
29 Greece 77 Serbia 131 Vanuatu 173 Ethiopia
30 Brunei Darussalam 79 Brazil 132 Nicaragua 174 Malawi
31 Qatar 79 Georgia 133 Kiribati 175 Liberia
32 Cyprus 79 Grenada 133 Tajikistan 176 Mali
33 Estonia 82 Peru 135 India 177 Guinea-Bissau
34 Saudi Arabia 83 Ukraine 136 Bhutan 178 Mozambique
35 Lithuania 84 Belize 136 Cambodia 179 Guinea
35 Poland 84 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 138 Ghana 180 Burundi
37 Andorra 86 Bosnia and Herzegovina 139 Lao People's Democratic Republic 181 Burkina Faso
37 Slovakia 87 Armenia 140 Congo 182 Eritrea
39 Malta 88 Fiji 141 Zambia 183 Sierra Leone
40 United Arab Emirates 89 Thailand 142 Bangladesh 184 Chad
41 Chile 90 Tunisia 142 Sao Tome and Principe 185 Central African Republic
41 Portugal 91 China 144 Equatorial Guinea 186 Congo (Democratic Republic of the)
43 Hungary 91 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 187 Niger
44 Bahrain 93 Algeria
44 Cuba 93 Dominica
46 Kuwait 95 Albania
47 Croatia 96 Jamaica
48 Latvia 97 Saint Lucia
49 Argentina 98 Colombia
98 Ecuador
100 Suriname
100 Tonga
102 Dominican Republic