Human Development Index

#SG50: Why Singapore is a model for global competitiveness

Aug 09, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Sensible policies like Singapore implements can serve as guide to the Philippines which is now planting its feet in the global competitiveness arena

Inequality in education worst in S. Asia, Arab states, Africa

Jul 25, 2014 - 4:37 PM

The latest UNDP report shows older generations continue to struggle with illiteracy; younger ones experience difficulty in transitioning from primary to secondary education

PPP against poverty

Mar 21, 2014 - 11:53 AM

It is in the interest of big business to invest in social marketing initiatives that alleviate poverty



Feb 04, 2014 - 10:45 AM

All of Asia must address inequality in its various forms Otherwise prepare for more democrazy


Benguet, 9 Luzon provinces cited for high HDI scores

Jul 29, 2013 - 4:17 PM

10 provinces are cited for their high human development index scores

Luzon areas score highest HDIs, Mindanao lowest

Jul 29, 2013 - 11:21 AM

Provinces with the highest HDI scores are all in Luzon while 9 out of 10 provinces with the lowest ones are from Mindanao

Poor Filipinos not only income poor

Mar 30, 2013 - 2:10 PM

The poor in the Philippines are also deprived of access to health education and decent standards of living

LEVELS OF POVERTY. The poor in the Philippines are not only income poor but also suffer from deprivations in health and education. Photo by Rappler/John Javellana

'Slow improvement in PH quality of life'

Mar 25, 2013 - 1:44 PM

The government aims to double its efforts to improve its performance in the Human Development Index and attain the Millennium Development Goals

The Philippines's progress in terms of economy and development has been slow to reflect on improving the quality of its citizen's lives. RAPPLER/John Javellana

PH shows no improvement in HDI ranking

Mar 15, 2013 - 12:02 PM

The Philippines fails to improve its human development ranking

STILL POOR. Filipino families resort to begging on the streets. Photo by AFP

People power or dynasty power?

Feb 17, 2013 - 9:03 AM

What causes concern here is that political dynasties in the Philippines thrive in regions with relatively higher poverty lower human development and more severe deprivation

3 places in PH where life is 'better'

Dec 11, 2012 - 11:41 AM

Data bares the 3 places where citizens can live better longer and more educated lives in the Philippines