2013 Human Development Report
The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World
Global launch: Thursday, 14 March 2013, 12:00 pm EST/4:00 pm GMT.
The 2013 Human Development Report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising powers of the developing world – and its implications for human development.
The South is developing at a pace unprecedented in human history, with hundreds of millions of people being lifted out of poverty in developing nations and billions more poised to join a new global middle class.
It’s not only the so called BRICS that are at the forefront of the Rise of the South - Bangladesh, Chile, Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, and Vietnam are among the human-development high achievers highlighted.
An updated Human Development Index (HDI) was also released in the 2013 Report. The HDI measures national progress in health, education and income.