Friday, November 26, 2010

Human Development Report 2010 - The Real Wealth of Nations...


This Twentieth Anniversary Edition Human Development Report underscores the fact that he human development approach has profoundly affected an entire generation of policy-makers and development specialists around the world. This 20th anniversary milestone presents an opportunity to review human development achievements and challenges systematically at both the global and national levels, a task not attempted since the first Report, and to analyse their implications for policy and future research.

On one crucial point the evidence is compelling and clear: there is much that countries can do to improve the quality of people’s lives even under adverse circumstances. Many countries have made great gains in health and education despite only modest growth in income, while some countries with strong economic performance over the decades have failed to make similarly impressive progress in life expectancy, schooling and overall living standards. Improvements are never automatic—they require political will, courageous leadership and the continuing commitment of the international community. Click here to read the full report...

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