Health, education, and income are declining in all countries, rich and poor.
The coronavirus pandemic negatively affected three key indicators for world civilization. This is stated in the report of the UN Development Program, published on Wednesday, May 20, COVID-19 with its threefold blow to health, education, and income can be considered as the largest and deepest crisis in the last 30 years, UNDP administrator Achim Steiner noted.
According to him, now a decline in the main areas of human development is felt in most countries, both rich and poor – in each region. But at the same time, a pandemic leads to an increase in inequality between countries.
The slowdown in human development will be much higher in developing countries that are less able to cope with the socio-economic effects of the pandemic, according to a UNDP report.
Thus, due to the closure of schools in developing countries, about 86% of children of primary school age are not studying, while only 20% are financially prosperous. Thus, the global figure is approximately 60%.
As previously reported, the UN predicts a massive famine after the pandemic. A humanitarian disaster will affect a quarter of the world’s population.