2013 MDG report
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.