2010 Human Development Report: Asian countries lead development progress over 40 years
Ha Noi – The 20th anniversary edition of the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Human Development Report, launched today in Ha Noi, spotlights countries that made the greatest progress in recent decades as measured by the Human Development Index (HDI), with China, Indonesia, Lao PDR and South Korea all making the Report’s “Top 10 Movers” list.
The HDI, a measure of human development covering health and education as well as income, was devised by the late Pakistani economist Mahbub ul Haq for the first Human Development Report in 1990. It challenged purely economic measures of national achievement. The new 20th anniversary edition of the Report, The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development, revisits the original analysis and looks at human development trends over the last forty years.
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Click here to download the full report in English and summary in Vietnamese
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