08 November 2011

Human Development Disparities

It is pretty striking to see how far behind the DRC is to India and South Africa let alone Norway up at number 1.  Also of note is the fact that the Human Development Index measured a 101.2% change for Afghanistan since 1980.  That is impressive.  The depressing statistics are seeing that Zimbabwe and the Congo have barely improved since 1980.  Both do not seem to be getting any better with recent problems.  Mugabe is only getting older and fighting between the government and the MDC is flaring up.  All the while, the economy still is in the tank.  The DRC is a whole different conversation, but the impact of Dodd-Frank 1502 is something to watch in addition to the upcoming elections, regional violence and so on.