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  • 2014 Human Development Report
    Jul 24, 2014

    The 2014 Human Development Report “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience” - shows that overall global trends in human development are positive. Yet, people at all ages are also facing threats and challenges to their wellbeing, including by natural or human-induced disasters and crises.

  • 2015 Human Development Report
    Dec 14, 2015

    The 2015 Human Development Report ‘Work for Human Development’ examines the links, both positive and negative, between work and human development in a rapidly changing world of work. Fast globalization, technological revolution, demographic transitions and many other factors are creating new opportunities, but also posing risks. The report examines how the benefits of this new world of work are not equally distributed, generating winners and losers.

  • 2012/2013 Philippine Human Development Report
    Jul 29, 2013

    The 2012 Philippine Human Development Report with the theme Geography and Human Development is the 7th in the series of Reports which began in 1994. It focuses on geography and human development and examines whether and how sub-national human development outcomes across time and space have been directly or indirectly influenced by physical and environmental processes, features and phenomena (and vice versa), and what policy issues arise if any.

  • 2010 Asia and the Pacific Human Development Report
    Feb 14, 2010

    The report, Power, Voices and Rights: A Turning Point for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific, focuses on the critical question of advancing gender equality, as seen through the prism of women’s unequal power, voice, and rights. Despite the region’s many economic gains, the Report chronicles how in many instances women across the region continue to be held back and disadvantaged. Even as many women have benefited from their countries’ improved education, health, and prosperity, they continue to face barriers to the same opportunities available to men.

  • 2011 Human Development Report
    Nov 1, 2011

    Development progress in the world’s poorest countries could be halted or even reversed by mid-century unless bold steps are taken now to slow climate change, prevent further environmental damage, and reduce deep inequalities within and among nations, according to projections in the 2011 Human Development Report. Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All argues that environmental sustainability can be most fairly and effectively achieved by addressing health, education, income, and gender disparities together with the need for global action on energy production and ecosystem protection.