Overcoming barriers: Human mobility and development
2009 Human Development Report
Publisher/Organizer: United Nations Development Programme
Publication date: 2009
Language: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese
In 182 countries, uneven progress and inequality in health, wealth and education persist. Disparities in life expectancy can range up to 30 years, says the 2009 Human Development Report.
"Despite progress in many areas over the last 25 years, the disparities in people’s well-being in rich and poor countries continue to be unacceptably wide, according to the Human Development Index (HDI) released today as part of the 2009 Human Development Report (HDR). This year’s HDI, a summary indicator of people’s well-being—combining measures of life expectancy, literacy, school enrolment and GDP per capita—was calculated for 182 countries and territories, the most extensive coverage ever."