Human Development Report 2011

Statistics from the Human Development Report (HDR, used extensively throughout various pages on http://internationalcomparison.org/) from the United Nations Development Programme have been updated where applicable. The 2011 report uses a new set of indicators to develop its index. Entitled “Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All,” the index makes connections between environmental sustainability and equity while identifying their effects on development. The HDR 2011 contends that movements towards development should feature ideas and policies that promote both environmental sustainability and equity; one does not have to be compromised in order to compensate for the promotion of the other. Overall, Human Development Index scores across the board were lower compared to HDR’s from previous years indicating that the measures were much more stringent.

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