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Human Development Report 2013   
Human Development Report 2013
The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World
United Nations

Paperback Book (8˝ × 11)  :   Pages : 212

2013  Edition   :   ISBN - 978-93-327-0010-9

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The 21st century is witnessing a profound shift in global dynamics, driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world. China has overtaken Japan as the world’s second biggest economy, lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty in the process. India is reshaping its future with new entrepreneurial creativity and social policy innovation. Brazil is raising its living standards by expanding international relationships and antipoverty programmes that are emulated worldwide.

But the “Rise of the South” is a much larger phenomenon. Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and other developing countries are becoming leading actors on the world stage. The 2013 Human Development Report identifies more than 40 developing countries that have done better than expected in human development in recent decades, with their progress accelerating markedly over the past 10 years.

Each of these countries has its own unique history and has chosen its own distinct development pathway. Yet they share important characteristics and face many of the same challenges. They are also becoming more interconnected and interdependent. And people throughout the developing world are increasingly demanding to be heard, as they share ideas through new communications channels and seek greater accountability from governments and international institutions.

The 2013 Human Development Report analyses the causes and consequences of the continuing “Rise of the South” and identifies policies rooted in this new reality that could promote greater progress throughout the world for decades to come. The Report calls for far better representation of the South in global governance systems and points to potential new sources of financing within the South for essential public goods. With fresh analytical insights and clear proposals for policy reforms, the Report charts a course for people in all regions to face shared human development challenges together, fairly and effectively.

praise for THE BOOK :

“The Report refreshes our understanding of the current state of global development, and demonstrates how much can be learned from the experiences of fast development progress in so many countries in the South.”
— UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, from the Foreword

“The human development approach is a major advance in the difficult exercise of understanding the successes and deprivations of human lives, and in appreciating the importance of reflection and dialogue, and through that advancing fairness and justice in the world.”
  — Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, from chapter 1

“No one has a monopoly on good ideas, which is why New York will continue to learn from the best practices of other cities and countries.”
  — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, from chapter 3

“A close look at the diverse pathways that successful developing countries have pursued enriches the menu of policy options for all countries and regions.”
  — Report lead author Khalid Malik, from the Introduction






Chapter 1: The state of human development

Progress of nations

Social integration

Human security  

Chapter 2: A more global South

Rebalancing: a more global world, a more global South

Impetus from human development

Innovation and entrepreneurship in the South

New forms of cooperation

Sustaining progress in uncertain times

Chapter 3: Drivers of development transformation

Driver 1: a proactive developmental state

Driver 2: tapping of global markets

Driver 3: determined social policy innovation

Chapter 4: Sustaining momentum

Policy priorities for developing countries

Modelling demography and education

Impact of the rate of population ageing

The need for ambitious policies

Seizing the moment

Chapter 5: Governance and partnerships for a new era

A new global view of public goods

Better representation for the South

Global civil society

Towards coherent pluralism

Responsible sovereignty

New institutions, new mechanisms

Conclusions: partners in a new era



Statistical Annex

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