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HDR Accords High Priority to Basic Social Services and Social Protection

Employment News

  • 25 August, 2014
  • Happy Pant

This article explains the findings of the latest Human Development Report (HDR), 2014. It reveals that India has maintained its position at 135 out of 187 countries, reflecting little improvement in the living standard of its people during 2013. The report recommends that a people-centred policy framework needs to be aligned with macroeconomic and structural policies, labour market interventions and social protection. The article highlights the fact that the report urges governments to commit to the universal provision of basic social services and social protection to build resilience, especially for the poor and other vulnerable groups.

HDR Accords High Priority to Basic Social Services and Social Protection