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Reimagining Human Development and the Planet

The world has entered a new era of complexity and instability, with atmospheric carbon levels not seen in three million years, onset of the sixth mass extinction in the Earth’s history, growing…  

Human Development Report 2020

Thirty years ago, UNDP created a new way to conceive and measure progress. Instead of using growth in GDP as the sole measure of development, we ranked the world’s countries by their human…  

Broken societies put people and planet on collision course, says UNDP

The 30th anniversary edition of the Human Development Report introduces an experimental new lens to its annual Human Development Index.  

Gender Inequality and the COVID-19 Crisis: A Human Development Perspective

The COVID-19 crisis is a systemic human development crisis, compounding risks to progress towards gender equality. The pandemic and its consequences hit a world wealthier than ever but facing deep…  

AHDR first webinar: Public health in the Arab region

The Arab Human Development report team has organized a webinar to discuss on Public Health in the Arab Region.  

COVID-19 Aggravating Crises: A Human Development Perspective

The COVID-19 pandemic is more than a health crisis. It is presenting exceptional challenges to human development around the world, including the Arab States region. According to the Human Development…  

COVID19 and human development

The COVID-19 pandemic is unleashing a human development crisis. On some dimensions of human development, conditions today are equivalent to levels of deprivation last seen in the mid-1980s  

COVID-19: Human development on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990

New York – Global human development – the combined measure of the world’s education, health and living standards – could to decline this year for the first time since the concept was developed in…  

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…  

COVID-19: New UNDP data dashboards reveal huge disparities among countries in ability to cope and recover

New York – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today released two new data dashboards that highlight the huge disparities in countries’ abilities to cope with and recover from the COVID-19…  

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