Nov 17, 2011 at 2:40pm
2011 Global Human Development Report launched
This years Global Human Development Report has been launched in Accra.
The report suggest that continues failure of the world to reduce the environment risks threatens to slow decades of sustained progress by the world's poor majority.
The report also shows how poverty in balances and gender inequality at the national level are linked to reduce access to potable water, improve sanitation and income disparities.
The Vice President John Mahama who launched the report said the use of Macro economic indicators like GDP growth and inflation rates in measuring progress can be misleading.
It is therefore appropriate to use human development index as a reflected measurement of progress that countries are making.
Vice President Mahama said Ghana has made significant progress in terms of its human Development Index and there is the need to accelerate it.
He noted that between 1980 and 2011, Ghanaians are living averagely 11.1 years longer than they did in the past.
Gross national income has also improved to about 63%.
The UNDP Associate Administrator, Rebecca Greenspan, who presented the report, expressed the hope that proposals made will offer new insights into making world policies.
She urged government's to create an enabling environment for sustainable development.