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14 September 2018
According to the latest Human Development Index, people living in the very high human development countries can expect to live 19 years longer, and spend seven more years in school, than those living in the group of low human development countries. New York, 14 September 2018 – Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Ireland and Germany lead the ranking...
24 July 2018
Any study of human development is incomplete without considering demographic transition; a phenomenon likely to have a profound impact on Pakistan’s future, given its young population. Currently, 64 percent of the nation is younger than 30 and 29 percent of Pakistanis are between 15 and 29 (an age group which we define as the youth). Pakistan now...
03 July 2018
Dr. Merve Hosgelen is the National Human Development Report Project Manager at UNDP Timor-Leste While many countries’ economies and social security systems are challenged by their aging populations, Timor-Leste, the second youngest country in the Asia-Pacific region and the 15th youngest in the world with 74 percent of its population aged 35 and...
19 June 2018
Twenty years ago, governments around the world recognized the severity of internal displacement and the need to help everyone forced to leave their home – but not their nation – because of conflict, violence, disasters, climate change or any other reason. Unprotected by international agreements on asylum seekers and refugees, most internally...
14 June 2018
In an interview with Bill Miller from Global Connections Television, HDRO Director Selim Jahan spoke about the human development approach, and provided an overview of the most recently published Human Development Reports. Stressing the idea that human development is development of the people, for the people, by the people, HDRO Director spoke...
12 June 2018
Time use surveys — collecting statistics about how people spend their time — are increasingly being used to inform development agendas in developing countries, a report from the United Nations Foundation's Data2X initiative finds. Gayatri Koolwal, a Fellow at Data2X, was invited to speak this week at the Human Development Report Office's Seminar...
05 June 2018
There is unequivocal scientific evidence that our planet is warming, primarily as the result of human activity since the mid-20th century. The planet’s average surface temperature has risen by about 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) mainly in the past 35 years. Warming oceans, shrinking ice sheets, and glacial retreat are very common...