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People and Planet: A Delicate Balancing Act

The COVID-19 pandemic is the latest world crisis, but unless humans loosen their grip on nature, it won’t be the last, according to a new global report launched yesterday by the United Nations…  


Afghanistan Human Development Report 2020

Today, UNDP Afghanistan launched its National Human Development Report on minerals extraction in Afghanistan. The report is based on extensive field work, substantive consultation with civil society,…  


National Human Development Report 2020

The NHDR 2020 “Pitfalls and Promise” focuses on strengthening the safety net of people through making state policies people centric and improve and promote sustainable livelihood among citizens. The…  


COVID-19 and Human Development: Exploring global preparedness and vulnerability

COVID-19 crisis is more than a global health emergency; it is a systemic human development crisis, reflecting our interaction with the ecosystem we are part of, which is already affecting the economic…  


Human Development Report 2019

In every country many people have little prospect for a better future. They are without hope, purpose or dignity, watching from society’s sidelines as they see others pulling ahead to ever greater…  


Statistical Update 2018

Human Development Indices and Indicators: 2018 Statistical update is being released to ensure consistency in reporting on key human development indices and statistics. It includes an analysis of the…  


Human Development Report 2016

Millions of people are not benefiting from progress, with the gap set to widen unless deep-rooted development barriers, including discrimination and unequal political participation, are tackled.  


Shaping the Future: How Changing Demographics Can Power Human Development

The report, entitled “Shaping the Future: How Changing Demographics Can Power Human Development”, notes that Asia-Pacific countries now have more working-aged people and fewer dependents than at any…  


Human Development Report 2015

Work, not just jobs or employment, is crucial for human progress: Of the world’s 7.3 billion people, 3.2 billion are in jobs, and many others engage in unpaid care, creative and voluntary work as well…  


2014 Human Development Report

The 2014 Human Development Report is the latest in the series of global Human Development Reports published by UNDP since 1990 as independent, empirically grounded analyses of major…  

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