human development

UN index shows deep inequalities persist between countries rich and poor

The world’s countries continue to record substantial improvements in human development but vast inequalities still exist between rich and poor States, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) warned today as it unveiled its annual measure of progress in human well-being.

Behind the scenes of the making of a flagship UN report on human development

A year and a half ago, researchers at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) sent a series of emails to thousands of people around the world. Those messages marked the first steps in a long and detailed journey that culminated in today’s release of the latest edition of what has become one of the UN’s flagship publications – the Human Development Report.