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Human Development Report of the UNDP raises Concerns of worsening Political Polarization & Global Inequality

Updated: Mar 27

The launch of the 2023/24 Human Development Report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), titled "Breaking the Gridlock: Reimagining Cooperation in a Polarized World," highlighted the worsening problems of global inequality and political polarization. The report emphasizes how poorly these issues affect growth, particularly in least developed countries like Sierra Leone.

Fredrick Ampiah, the UNDP Resident Representative at the report's unveiling, stressed its importance as a major publication and urged stakeholders to keep an open mind to potential possibilities despite the stark realities that were highlighted. 

Kenyeh Barlay, the Minister of Planning and Economic Development, emphasized the multidimensional nature of human development and the importance of building resilient systems to handle shocks effectively.

The Honorable Vice President's astute analysis, delved into the global economic landscape and recommended specific courses of action to address the problems raised in the report. Recommendations from the UNDP Economic Adviser included increasing cooperation, giving climate-resilient projects more attention, encouraging the empowerment of women and young people, and using digital advancements to make progress that lasts.

The launch of the UNDP Human Development Report was a call to action, urging for cooperative efforts to resolve urgent global issues and promote meaningful cooperation in a world that is getting more split.


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