The Human Development Index has declined globally in the last two years

On the morning of September 9, the ceremony to announce the human development report 2021-2022 took place with many notable indicators.

The Human Index (HDI) makes the assessment of development achievement more comprehensive and puts people at the heart of policies.

The theme of this year’s report is the many crises facing the world and the joint effort to minimize the impact on human development.

The report indicates that the Human Development Index has fallen globally for two consecutive years for the first time in its 32-year history. This is largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Human development has fallen back to 2016 levels, reversing much of the progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Human Development Index declined globally for two consecutive years - Photo 1.The Human Development Index declined globally for two consecutive years - Photo 1.

(Photo: Al Jazeera)

Vietnam’s HDI value is 0.703 in 2021, basically unchanged from 2019 (0.704). Vietnam has risen two places in the global ranking from 117/189 countries in 2019 to 115/191 countries in 2021. This shows the progress and stability of the Human Index in Vietnam.

The report offers a roadmap out of uncertainty and towards new, sustainable and equitable development.

Professor Jonathan Pincus, UNDP senior economist, said: “The report recommends policies that prioritize investments in renewable energy, preparedness, and insurance, including social protection. , to reduce the impact of uncertainty and build the capacity needed to respond to new challenges”.

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