United Nations Development Programme reports on the 'Rise of the South'


The UNDP 2013 Human Development Report - The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World - was has revealed the fast-rising power of the developing world.

Is business heading South? UNDP report thinks so.




The 2013 Human Development Report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising powers of the developing world - and its implications for human development.

What the UNDP calls ‘The South' is developing at a pace unprecedented in human history, with hundreds of millions of people being lifted out of poverty in developing nations and billions more poised to join a new global middle class.

According to the UNDP report, it is not only the so called BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) that are at the forefront of the rise of the South. Bangladesh, Chile, Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, and Vietnam are among the human-development high achievers highlighted.

An updated Human Development Index (HDI) was also released in the 2013 Report. The HDI measures national progress in health, education and income.

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