Global Shift in 2013 Human Development Report


The upcoming 2013 Human Development Report will detail a shift in global development. Upwards of 40 developing countries around the globe are lifting its people out of poverty. The 2013 Human Development Report records how well countries are doing in economic and social areas. This amount of countries is higher than expected; remarkable results are seen in China, India, South Africa, Turkey, and Mexico.

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) releases these reports and have issued 21 since its establishment. However, this year has been such an amazing improvement, they decided to name the edition, “The Rise of the South.” There are multiple emerging superpowers across the globe, and “The Rise of the South” report encourages current superpowers, such as North America, to give some of its decision-making powers to the rising countries. The countries that have improved dramatically in the 2013 Human Development Report deserve to have their voices heard on a global scale; they now have the economic and social power to greatly impact the global community.

The second most powerful world economy has been revealed as China, as millions of people have been lifted out of poverty throughout the country. India also has rising social and economic sectors, with more social entrepreneurs than ever before. In light of the great gains by 40 developing countries, the 2013 Human Development Report encourages the world to accept these rising powers in a global setting and more effectively work with them. All countries deserve to have a voice in international policies, and with these emerging voices, even more progress for development is possible. In the past decade, most of the 40 developing countries have had impressive amounts of economic growth, and are projected to maintain this progress.

The 2013 Human Development Report also details the causes of each country’s success and what challenges they will be faced with in the future. It will be officially launched on March 14, 2013, in Mexico City.

– Corina Balsamo

Sources: The Star, Human Development Reports
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