Human Development Report, 2020

The Human Development Report is published annually by the United Nations Development Programme. Over the past three decades, this report ranked the nations each year according to health, education and standard of living. This year, the new version adds two more elements – a country’s per-capita carbon dioxide emissions and material footprint, which measures the consumption of fossil fuels, metals etc., for manufacturing goods and services. This addition led to more than 50 countries dropping out of the very high human development group.

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