Challenges ahead: major gains in educational attainment but below-median employment to population ratios

The 2013 Reported argued that the raising South faces long-term challenges shared by industrialized countries of the North, including an aging population, environmental pressures, social inequalities, and the need for meaningful civic engagement or mismatches between educational preparation and job opportunities. Of the 20 countries with the largest increases in mean years of schooling over 1980–2010, 8 were in the Arab States. As this graph shows in most countries, employment opportunities have not kept pace with educational attainment. Read more about The Rise of the South at the 2013 Human Development Report.

This graph was originally published on the 2013 Human Development Report, “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World” – Page 93