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Human Development Report 1994

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The 1994 Report introduces a new concept of human security, which equates security with people rather than territories, with development rather than arms. It examines both the national and the global concerns of human security. The Report seeks to deal with these concerns through a new paradigm of sustainable human development, capturing the potential peace dividend, a new form of development co-operation and a restructured system of global institutions.

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Technical notes

The HDI for 1994 is calculated on a different basis from that in previous years. Maximum and minimum values have been fixed for the four basic variables-life expectancy (85.0 and 25.0 years), adult literacy (100% and bOlo), mean years of schooling (15 and 0 years) and income (PPP$40,000 and $200). For income, the threshold value is taken to be the global average real GDP per capita of PPP$5,l20. Mulriplcs of incomc bcyond thc threshold are discounted using a progressively higher rate.

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