New Book: Human Progress and the Rising South
The 2013 Report’s findings and forecasts draw significantly on background research commissioned from eminent economists, demographers and social scientists. Human Progress and the Rising South—a companion volume to the 2013 Report—is an edited collection of those research papers. The authors, representing different yet complementary disciplines in the field of human development, provide important new contributions to international development thinking. Their research offers new insights into the development strategies, policies and future prospects of more than forty developing nations that the 2013 Human Development Report identifies as having made unusually impressive human development progress over the past two decades.
Human Development in the News Weekly eDigest
9 December 2013
2013 Human Development Report
The 21st century is witnessing a profound shift in global dynamics, driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world. China has overtaken Japan as the world’s second biggest economy, lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty in the process. India is reshaping its future with new entrepreneurial creativity and social policy innovation. Brazil is raising its living standards by expanding international relationships and antipoverty programmes that are emulated worldwide.
But the “Rise of the South” is a much larger phenomenon. Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and other developing countries are becoming leading actors on the world stage. The 2013 Human Development Report identifies more than 40 developing countries that have done better than expected in human development in recent decades, with their progress accelerating markedly over the past 10 years.Available now for free download
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