United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Human Development Report 2016

Publication Year: 2016 Publisher: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


Over the past quarter-century the world has changed — and with it the development landscape. New countries have emerged, and our planet is now home to more than 7 billion people, one in four of them young.1 The geopolitical scenario has also changed, with developing countries emerging as a major economic force and political power. Globalization has integrated people, markets and work, and the digital revolution has changed human lives.