2013 MDG report

28 Jan 2014

The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.


  • Today, the South as a whole produces about half of world economic output, up from about a third in 1990.
  • Latin America, in contrast to overall global trends, has seen income inequality fall since 2000.
  • There is a clear correlation between past public investment in social and physical infrastructure and progress on the Human Development Index.
  • Developing countries trade more among themselves than with the North, and this trend can go much further.

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