The annual Human Development Reports published by the UNDP have long recognized the need for national baseline data disaggregated by characteristics such as region, gender, income groups, age and ethnicity, to supplement their annual series, as very often national averages can conceal as much as they reveal about what is happening in a particular country. This Guyana Human Development Report is an effort to fulfil this need. The Report is by design, a state-of-the-data analysis of the situation with regard to human development in Guyana. In pursuit of this it has raised a number of policy issues and indicated priorities and guidelines for policy dialogue and formulation.
The Rise of the South:
Human Progress in a Diverse World
The 2013 Human Development Report, The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World looks at the evolving geopolitics of our times, examining emerging issues and trends and also the new actors which are shaping the development landscape.
The Report argues that the striking transformation of a large number of developing countries into dynamic major economies with growing political influence is having a significant impact on human development progress.
United Nations Resident Coordinator Khadija Musa said should economic opportunity fail to keep abreast with educational advancement, criminal activity and poverty are likely to increase.
Musa made the comment during the launch of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report at the Georgetown Club on Thursday. The report under the theme, “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World”, was presented to Foreign Affairs Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett in the presence of the diplomatic corps, business executives, politicians, and civil society. Guyana ranked 118 out of 187 countries, moving up one place from last year to the medium human development category. Musa, who is also the UNDP resident representative, stated that Guyana’s Human Development Index (HDI) increased to 0.636 from 0.514 in 2012.
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GUYANA has moved up one place in the Human Development Index (HDI), and is now classified as being in the Medium Human Development Category, ranking 118 out of a total of 187 countries in the HDI.
This was revealed yesterday when the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report was launched under the theme: “The Rise of the South: Human progress in a diverse world.”