Projection on human development index growth by region

The 2013 Human Development Report foresaw an increase of the Human Development Index (HDI) in all regions, especially Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by 2050 as seen on the graph. This target scenario assumes about 20% improvement in infrastructure by 2050, universal access to electricity and elimination of solid fuels as the primary source for heating and cooking in the home by 2030, renewable energy production 50% above the base case by 2050 and universal access to mobile telephone and broadband by 2030. Read more about these trends at the 2013 Human Development Report.

This graph was originally published on the 2013 Human Development Report, “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World” – Page 118