Human Development Report 2001

Making new technologies work for human development

Technology networks are transforming the traditional map of development, expanding people's horizons and creating the potential to realize in a decade progress that required generations in the past. Download the complete Human Development Report in one big file (3.3MB) or by chapter. The Acrobat Reader is needed from Adobe Systems to view these PDF files.

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 Human Development Report 2001



Foreword, Acknowledgements, Abbreviations, Contents, Overview (753KB)

Chapter 1: Human development — past, present and future (337KB)

Chapter 2: Today ’s technological transformations — creating the network age (837KB)

Chapter 3: Managing the risks of technological change (238KB)

Chapter 4: Unleashing human creativity:national strategies (265KB)

Chapter 5: Global initiatives to create technologies for human development (457KB)

Human Development Indicators (898KB)

Addendum: Human Development Index for 12 countries not included in main indicator tables (11KB)


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Press kit

Letter from Mr. Djibril Diallo, Director, Communications Office, Office of the Administrator, UNDP

Human Development Index

New technologies key to reducing world poverty

Although controversial, GMOs could be breakthrough technology for developing countries

Some developing countries become hi-tech leaders while others fall far behind

HDR calls for R&D, differential pricing and IPR support to help developing countries bridge tech divide

“Brain drain” costs developing countries billions

Most countries not on track to meet UN’s 2015 goals

Norway is now first, US sixth in human development

About UNDP: Partnerships to Fight Poverty

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