2019 marks the 70th anniversary of People’s Republic of China, and 40th year anniversary of the United Nations and UNDP presence and partnership in China. The Special Edition report reflects on the remarkable changes that have taken place. It takes stock not only of the economic achievements often and widely reported, but, more importantly of the wider range of sustainable human development progress achieved by China.
A key metric in the China report is the Human Development Index (HDI), useful for drawing cross-country comparisons in human development progress. China’s advances in this regard have been uniquely impressive; it is the only country in the world that progressed from a “low human development country” in 1990 to a “high human development country” today.
Authors and Publishers
Yang Yongheng - Associate Dean, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University; Executive Dean, China Institute for Development Planning, Tsinghua University
Feng Wenmeng - Research Fellow and Director of Research Office, Department for Social Development Research, Development Research Center of the State Council
Wang Dong - Policy Advisor and Programme Director for SDG Localization, UNDP China
Liu Bo - Secretary-General of China Institute for Regional Development, State Information Center
UNDP works in some 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.