Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience

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The 2014 Human Development Report ‘Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerability and Building Resilience’ was just launched in Tokyo today! This year’s report calls once more for universal provision of social services and stronger policies for social protection and full employment to advance and secure development progress. According to this years’ HDR 1.2 billion people live with $1.25 or less a day and almost 1.5 billion people in 91 developing countries are living in poverty with overlapping deprivations in health, education and living standards. Learn more about structural vulnerabilities and ways to strengthen resilience here.

Find the media package here

For previous HDR’s see here

How to strengthen resilent rural communities & their natural resource base

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Bioversity International – one of the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s key partners is a pioneer in research for development in agricultural and forest biodiversity since more than four decades. Jointly with the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems, Bioversity just published an infographic for the Resilience 2014 conference taking place this week in Montpellier, France. Find out more about ways how an ecosystem services-based approach can impact resilient rural communities as well as their natural resource base here

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