First Swahili edition of Human Development Report launched in Kenya2013 Report in print and on line in record 21 languages
A Swahili summary edition of the 2013 Human Development Report was launched by the United Nation Development Programme, marking the first time that UNDP’s flagship report has been available in the most widely spoken African language.
The launch was hosted by Pwani University on Kenya’s Indian Ocean shore, in the heart of the coastal region where Swahili originated. Read more
2013 Human Development Report
The 21st century is witnessing a profound shift in global dynamics, driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world. China has overtaken Japan as the world’s second biggest economy, lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty in the process. India is reshaping its future with new entrepreneurial creativity and social policy innovation. Brazil is raising its living standards by expanding international relationships and antipoverty programmes that are emulated worldwide.
But the “Rise of the South” is a much larger phenomenon. Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and other developing countries are becoming leading actors on the world stage. The 2013 Human Development Report identifies more than 40 developing countries that have done better than expected in human development in recent decades, with their progress accelerating markedly over the past 10 years.Available now for free download
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