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UNDP shows the progress of the Lusophone countries

 
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:06
 
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by Andrea Dammacco
EPOS Insights

 

Angola is the fifth country among those whose economies have recorded significant gains in Human development index, with more than two percent per year since 2000. The country has seen a major increase in life expectancy at birth, from 48 years in 2012 to 51.5 years in 2013. The revelation comes from the report of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on human development index 2013 attesting that 14 countries, in order of growth Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Angola, East Timor, Myanmar, Tanzania, Liberia, Burundi, Mali, Mozambique, Congo and Niger, as those who have had major achievements over the past 13 years.

Data from the United Nations show that everyone has registered significant progress in education, life expectancy and per capita income growth. Angola has recorded a leap in 148th position for the past five years, maintaining a trend over time always positive data over exposed. Guinea-Bissau, instead, has attested to the 176th place in 2013, exactly as in 2011.

The ranking is compiled on the basis of a percentage that results from a balance of economic and social statistics, including education, health or average life expectancy. In negative is highlighted by Mozambique, which is at 185th position, right in front of Niger and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, because of the continued negative trend in scoring. The report also lays Mozambique among the first four African countries with the highest poverty rate (considering the lack of health and education), along with Ethiopia, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Among the countries of medium development, category sponsored by the United Nations in 2008, Cape Verde dropped one position 131-132, despite a slight improvement in score.

More generally, the Portuguese-speaking country best positioned is the Portugal, the only considered with very high development, which lost four positions last year because of the crisis that invested. Among the countries with high development, Brazil has stagnated in the ranking since 2007, although several of their programs of inclusion, health, education or income have become an international model.

Portuguese-speaking countries by low degree of development, Sao Tome and Principe have better ranking (144°, a position he holds since 2007). The report finds that the growth of the economies of the South has no precedent, in rhythm and dimensions. "Never in history, living conditions and future prospects of so many people have changed substantially and so fast," is written in the document that photographs the socio-economic situation of the economies of the world.

The United Nations development programme says that Britain, a country where industrial revolution was born, took 150 years to double GDP per capita as the United States, indutrialized even later. And both countries had populations of less than 10 million inhabitants at the beginning of their industrialization process. But China and India, who began the current process of economic growth with about a billion people each, have doubled their per capita product in less than 20 years.

For this reason, according to the UNDP, the increase in the southern hemisphere should be seen as the story of an extraordinary increase in individual capacity and progress in sustainable human development in developing countries where most of the world's population. 

The document shows that the industrial world leaders are busy, increasingly, by people coming from the South. These are just a few timid signs of change in international institutions but South development increases the urgency with which Governments and international organisations will face challenges in the future could outline: equity in opportunity, civic participation in governance, environmental sustainability, and the demographic situation.


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