India and the Ascendency of the Global South

The ascendency of the Global South is reinforced in the United Nations Development Programme’s 2013 Human Development Report aptly titled The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. In particular 40 countries, including India, made gains on their human development index scores between 1990 and 2012. Several factors, including integration with the world economy and enhanced South-South cooperation, contributed to the improvement in human development. Yet human development in India remains precarious on account of inequalities and the excruciatingly hesitant response of India’s polity to address them. In an article for India’s Yojana magazine W.P.S. Sidhu examines the challenges and prospects of improving human development in India.

Read the full Yojana article here.

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May 07, 2013
WPS Sidhu
Emerging Powers
South Asia, India