Human Development Report 2014

04 Aug 2014

imageundp lebanon - HDR 2014

Sustaining Human Progress:
Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience

The 2014 Human development Report 'Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Enhancing Resilience' global launch ceremony took place at the United Nations University Headquarters with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, the United Nations Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark, and the Director of the Human Development Report Office, Khalid Malik.

The 2014 Human Development Report highlights the need for both promoting people's choices and protecting human development achievements. It takes the view that vulnerability threatens human development and, unless it is systematically addressed, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable.

The 2014 HDR presents the 2014 Human Development Index (HDI) (values and ranks) for 187 countries and UN-recognized territories.

Human Development Index (HDI)

The HDI is a summary measure for assessing long-term progress in three basic dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, access  to knowledge and a decent standard of living, a long and healthy life is measure by life expectancy and access to knowledge.

Lebanon's HDI value and rank

Lebanon's HDI value for 2013 is 0.765 - which is in the high human development category - positioning the country at 65 out of 187 countries and territories. Between 2005 and 2013, Lebanon's HDI value increased from 0.741 to 0.765, an increase of 3.2 percent or an average annual increase of about 0.40 percent. The rank is shared with Panama.

For more information on the Report, please visit the following link: http://hdr.undp.org/en/2014-report/download