The global 2019 Human Development Report was presented at a round table in Nur-Sultan

February 6, Nur-Sultan – The Astana Civil Service Hub (Hub), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Nazarbayev University (NU) held a round table where the global 2019 Human Development Report (HDR) was presented.

The President of the Nazarbayev University, Mr. Shigeo Katsu, UNDP Resident Representative in Kazakhstan, Mr. Yakup Berish, and the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Astana Civil Service Hub, Mr. Alikhan Baimenov, addressed the participants with a welcoming speech.

The opening remarks were also made by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Yerzhan Ashikbayev, Vice Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Akmadi Sarbasov, Head of the Elbasy Academy under the Fund of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Farhad Kuanganov and acting Head of the Department of Employment and Social Protection of Nur-Sultan, Mr. Ilya Skub.

The global 2019 Human Development Report was presented by the Director of the Human Development Report Office, Mr. Pedro Conceisao, at UNDP Headquarters. The discussion was attended by the Human Rights Commissioner, Ms. Elvira Azimova, Principal at Whiteshield Partners, Head of the Eurasian countries office, Mr. Yernar Zharkeshov, and Head of Research at BTS Education, Mr. Yerbol Moldakasimov.

The global 2019 Human Development Report (HDR) explores inequalities in various spheres of life. The authors note that the gap in between the living standards of millions is narrowing. However, new forms of inequality arise - they are manifested in the field of education and access to technology.

According to the global Human Development Report, Kazakhstan is ranked 50 out of 189 countries, which puts the country in the very high human development category. this has become possible thanks to high indicators in health, knowledge and living standards.

Four main indices are used to measure human development: the human development index (HDI), the gender inequality index (GII), the gender development index (GDI) and the multidimensional poverty index (MPI).

Around 100 representatives of government agencies, NGOs, international organizations, research and expert communities discussed key challenges and opportunities for improving human development indicators in Kazakhstan.


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