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Title Human development report 2014 : sustaining human progress- reducing vulnerability and building resilience / [by the Human Development Report Team ; Director and lead author: Khalid Malik]
Published New York, NY : United Nations Development Programme, 2014


Description 1 online resource (239 pages) : colour illustrations, maps
Contents ch. 1 Vulnerability and human development -- A human development perspective -- Vulnerable people, vulnerable world -- Choices and capabilities -- Policies and collective action -- ch. 2 State of human development -- Progress of people -- Global threats to human development -- ch. 3 Vulnerable people, vulnerable world -- Life capabilities and life cycle vulnerabilities---interdependent and cumulative -- Structural vulnerabilities -- Group violence and insecure lives -- ch. 4 Building resilience: expanded freedoms, protected choices -- Universal provision of basic social services -- Addressing life cycle vulnerabilities---timing matters -- Promoting full employment -- Strengthening social protection -- Addressing societal inclusion -- Upgrading capacities to prepare for and recover from crises -- ch. 5 Deepening progress: global goods and collective action -- Transnational vulnerabilities and common threads -- Putting people first in a globalized world -- Collective action for a more secure world -- Notes -- References -- STATISTICAL ANNEX -- Readers guide -- Key to HDI countries and ranks, 2013 -- Statistical tables -- 1. Human Development Index and its components -- 2. Human Development Index trends, 1980--2013 -- 3. Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index -- 4. Gender Inequality Index -- 5. Gender Development Index -- 6. Multidimensional Poverty Index -- 6A. Multidimensional Poverty Index: Changes over time (select countries) -- 7. Health: children and youth -- 8. Adult health and health expenditures -- 9. Education -- 10.Command over and allocation of resources -- 11. Social competencies -- 12. Personal insecurity -- 13. International integration -- 14. Environment -- 15. Population trends -- 16. Supplementary indicators: perceptions of well-being -- Regions
Summary More than 200 million people a year, most of them in developing countries, are affected by natural disasters. The number of people displaced by conflict or persecution--45 million by the end of 2012--is the highest in 18 years. Economic setbacks threaten to undermine social gains even in advanced industrialized societies. And in addition to bringing many benefits, globalization has also conveyed new vulnerabilities: Shocks in one part of the world can spread rapidly, impacting people's lives everywhere. This Report highlights the need for both promoting people's choices and protecting human development achievements. It stresses the importance of identifying and addressing persistent vulnerabilities by building resilience and enhancing people's capability to cope with shocks--financial, natural or otherwise. Although almost everyone is likely to feel vulnerable at some point in life, some individuals and groups are systematically worse off. Almost 1.5 billion people are multidimensionally poor, with overlapping deprivations in health, education and living standards. And close to 800 million people are vulnerable to falling back into poverty when setbacks occur. This Report focuses on the people at greatest risk and on key underlying drivers of vulnerability. It analyses structural causes--social marginalization, position in society and insufficient public services--and pays attention to the different vulnerabilities faced at different stages of the life cycle
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-151)
Subject Economic development.
Economic development -- Social aspects.
Economic policy.
Social policy.
Quality of life.
Public Policy
Quality of Life
economic development.
public policy.
quality of life.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Economic development.
Economic development -- Social aspects.
Economic policy.
Electronic books.
Quality of life.
Social policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Malik, Khalid, 1952- author.
United Nations Development Programme. Human Development Report Office.
ISBN 9789210566599
Other Titles Sustaining human progress- reducing vulnerability and building resilience