Indonesia`s human development index improves

Indonesia`s human development index improves

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The report notes that Indonesia is among other notable cases from the Global South.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia shows a notable increase on the Human Development Index, according to figures released in the United Nation`s 2013 Human Development Report (HDR) from the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

The report notes that Indonesia is among other notable cases from the Global South or developing countries which have performed particularly well, the Indonesian secretariat said on its official website quoting UNDP Report here on Monday.

In what they call "the rise of the South", the UNDP also includes Brazil, China, India, South Africa, and Turkey alongside Indonesia in referring to well performing countries. The report was launched on 14th March 2013.

The report also states that there is a significant increase in economic output by the Global South. GDP of major developing countries rise significantly since the 90s that they can now rival the US, which remains the world`s largest economy. Today, the South produces about half of world economic output.

The report further mentions Indonesia as high achiever in other areas, namely health and education. This achievement is measured relative to other countries at comparable levels of development.

Additionally, the 2013 HDR also observes Indonesia`s innovative social policy and greater economic outreach as an important driver of its development.

Human Development Report publishes a rank of countries based on composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and income indices.

The first global HDR was published in 1990. From 1990 to 2011, there were 21 global reports and more than 700 national and regional reports produced in over 135 countries and regions.