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Frances Stewart, Gustav Ranis, and Emma Samman

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198794455

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198794455.001.0001

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Achievements, Challenges, and the Way Forward

Achievements, Challenges, and the Way Forward

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(p.205) 9 Achievements, Challenges, and the Way Forward
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Advancing Human Development
Author(s):

Frances Stewart

Gustav Ranis

Emma Samman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198794455.003.0009

The chapter reviews progress across countries on human development over forty years in many dimensions. As shown earlier, there was general progress on basic human development, measured by the Human Development Index. This chapter also shows progress on many other dimensions, including a rising number of countries with broadly democratic political systems, a decline in crime in many countries, and a fall in gender gaps in education and earnings. Despite a recent upsurge of violent conflict, this was mostly on a downward trend at a global level. There was a more mixed situation in some other dimensions—for example, homicides and inequalities rose while trust fell in many countries. The most pervasive failure was on environmental sustainability. The chapter concludes with a discussion of areas that the human development approach has not adequately incorporated, including social institutions, macroeconomics, and above all environmental conditions which may threaten long-term achievements on human development.

Keywords:   human development, progress, violent conflict, democracy, environment, crime

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