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Human Development Report 2014

Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience

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2014 Human Development Index

Street Vendor
12 May 2015 | Jean-Pierre Cling, Mireille Razafindrakoto and François Roubaud

Informal employment – informality - is everywhere in the developing world. Although it provides badly needed jobs for the poor, it harms workers’ protection, earning predictability and social benefits. It also reduces the tax base.

Finalists
21 April 2015 | hdro.web

The Human Development Tree by Jurjen Verhagen, an engineer a

HD Tree
21 April 2015 | Eleonore Fournier-Tombs

Edward Tufte, author of the Visual Display of Quantitative Information, writes that “The commonality between science and art is in trying to see pr

The 2014 Human Development Report - Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience provides a fresh perspective on vulnerability and proposes ways to strengthen resilience.

According to income-based measures of poverty, 1.2 billion people live with $1.25 or less a day. However, according to the UNDP Multidimensional Poverty Index, almost 1.5 billion people in 91 developing countries are living in poverty with overlapping deprivations in health, education and living standards. And although poverty is declining overall, almost 800 million people are at risk of falling back into poverty if setbacks occur. Many people face either structural or life-cycle vulnerabilities.

How has Human Development contributed and influenced the international debate? What are the challenges ahead? Development leaders reflect on these issues in a special series of the HDialogue blog.

Street Vendor
12 May 2015 | Jean-Pierre Cling, Mireille Razafindrakoto and François Roubaud

Informal employment – informality - is everywhere in the developing world. Although it provides badly needed jobs for the poor, it harms workers’ protection, earning predictability and social benefits. It also reduces the tax base.

HD Tree
21 April 2015 | Eleonore Fournier-Tombs

Edward Tufte, author of the Visual Display of Quantitative Information, writes that “The commonality between science and art is in trying to see pr

Birth registration
14 April 2015 | Lene Mikkelsen, Alan Lopez and David Phillips

In developed societies we take it for granted that all children are registered at birth and that all people are registered when they die with a med

Human Development Data Visualization Competition

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What does human development look like? This tree will show you

30 April 2015
Source: Devex

2015 Human Development Report to Focus on Employment

05 February 2015
Source: InterPress Service

Série "Atlas Brasil 2013 - Desenvolvimento Humano em Debate": Selim Jahan

06 February 2015
Source: PNUD Brasil/YouTube

Série “Atlas Brasil 2013 - Desenvolvimento Humano em debate”: Selim Jahan

04 February 2015
Source: PNUD Brasil

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