Some charts from Human Development Report 2014

South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa are really the laggards of the world:

 


        

Cognitive Development is getting wider attention:

  
As is the importance of culture (logic of Hundred Nation Theory?):



South Asia is better-off than Sub-Saharan Africa in the long run (optimistic scenario):


Manufacturing is just the beginning (gateway to technological sophistication and much more money):

South Asia and Europe (Welfare laws):

From: Human Development Report 2014

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