Human Development Report for Latin America and the Caribbean 2016

14 Jun 2016

Multidimensional progress: well-being beyond income

The report focuses on the increasingly pressing challenges facing the region. In times of global economic fragility, eradicating poverty and reducing inequalities in all their dimensions require a twofold strategy. Protecting the achievements of the last decade – to prevent millions from falling back into poverty- while promoting comprehensive policies adapted to populations suff ering from discrimination and historical exclusions.

We see multidimensional progress as a space for development regulated by certain limits: “nothing that diminishes the rights of people and communities or jeopardizes the environmental sustainability of the planet can be regarded as progress.”