October 20 is World Statistics Day and a good occasion to reflect on the ever growing attention to statistics.
Human trafficking, which represents the recruitment, transport, receipt and harboring of people for the purpose of exploiting their labor, affects almost all parts of the world and it is having a negative impact on human development progress.
How has the world of child labour changed since you first got involved in the field? What are some of the positive changes and some of the less positive ones?
There is no denying that conflict has far-reaching negative effects, including on employment.
Each year, the Human Development Index (HDI), the signature index of the Human Development Reports (HDR), captures headlines across the globe, as countries track their progress in education, health and income.
There is a charming anecdote about the German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss.
Centuries of irrigated agriculture and rice farming have been embedded in Sri Lanka’s cultural traditions, enriching the lives of her people in all aspects. The relevance of these traditional occupations to the demands of a modern economy has to be defined now.
The 2016 Human Development Report (HDR) will be the 25th edition.
Reducing the risk of climate change requires large and rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, most of which are caused by the burning of fossil energy sources (1).
In the quarter-century since the publication in 1990 of the first Human Development Report, the world has made astounding strides in reducing poverty and improving the health, education, and living conditions of hundreds of millions of people.