Trends in Human Development

8 04 2010

http://hdr.undp.org/en/mediacentre/lets-talk-hd/
Source: Francisco R. Rodríguez.

Has the world become a better place to live in during the past few decades? Views on the answer to this deceptively simple uestion vary widely. For some, the past 40 years have seen the expansion of a voracious form of global capitalism that has made people more vulnerable by taking away many of their basic protections. For others, this is the golden age of globalisation, in which many countries decided to embrace the logic and opportunities of the market and have seen unprecedented progress as a result. What do the data say? As part of our research for the 2010 Human Development Report, we are looking at the evolution of the Human Development Index (HDI) to try and find the answer.

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