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Growth of gulf between rich and poor countries ‘recipe for much darker future’, says UN

Human development report finds the pandemic, conflict, globalisation and populism have combined to disproportionately affect lower-income countries

The gulf between rich and poor countries continues to grow, according to the UN, furthering the reversal of a 20-year trend where the gap steadily shrank until 2020.

The latest human development report found that although each of the 38 OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries has recovered from the Covid pandemic, only half of the least-developed countries have done so.

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