2010: First long-term review of Human development progress

The 2010 Report was the first to rigorously review longer-term human development trends—looking back at Human Development Index (HDI) indicators for most countries from 1970. Developing countries had made a dramatic progress in health, education and basic living standards in those three decades, with many of the poorest countries posting the greatest gains. Yet patterns of achievement varied greatly. This graph shows how most countries show positive trends in human development overtime up until 2010 while other lose ground since 1970. Read more about The Real wealth of Nations at the 2010 Human Development Report.

This graph was originally published on the 2010 Human Development Report, “The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development” – Page 27