Thursday, July 24, 2014

2014 Human Development Report launched today

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 USD1.25 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.
You can download the complete report as a PDF here.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

What do you think?

There are plenty of (my) opinions in the posts below.

But what are your ideas on global development?

Look through historical and recent posts and see if you agree with what I have said there.

You can respond by appending a brief comment to the post.

You are also welcome to send me a think piece -- a paragraph or a page -- for me to publish on the blog.

Feedback is welcome...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Economic outlook for 2014: domestic policies will be paramount

The economic outlook for the world in 2014 is the brightest since the crash of 2008-2009. Global GDP growth will be at least as high as in 2013. However, unemployment will remain stubbornly high, especially in the European periphery, and the expansion will be constrained by the struggle to control government indebtedness. Unlike in previous recoveries, there is no identifiable “locomotive” to drag the rest of the world on to a high growth path. So it is imperative that every country tackle its own obstacles to growth, especially by investing in human capital.