UNDP Pacific Head says Pacific falling behind Asia | Pacific Beat

UNDP Pacific Head says Pacific falling behind Asia

UNDP Pacific Head says Pacific falling behind Asia

Posted 11 August 2009, 16:17 AEST

The United Nations says the relative advantage that Pacific countries enjoyed over their Asian neighbours a generation ago has now vanished.

Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands used to be well ahead of India, according to the UN Development Program's human development index. But India has now pulled in front, while Vietnam now enjoys the same standard of human development as Fiji.

Presenter: Jemima Garrett

Speaker: Ajay Chibber, UNDP Director for Asia and the Pacific

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