16 October 2017 | Christelle Cazabat, Research Analyst at the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

The last few months have seen many natural disasters across the world, raising global attention on disaster risk reduction. In August, unusually heavy rainfalls flooded South Asia, killing over 1,200 people and displacing at least 2.5 million in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

04 October 2017 | Frances Stewart, Professor Emeritus of Development Economics at the University of Oxford

Horizontal inequalities are inequalities between groups with different identities, like blacks and whites, women and men, Muslims and Hindus, or Hutus and Tutsis, among many examples. Such inequalities are unjust and resented. When severe, horizontal inequalities can cause violent conflict.

29 September 2017 | Karoline Schmid, Chief of the Fertility and Family Planning Section of the UNDESA Population Division

Our world is rapidly ageing. By 2050, our planet will be home to twice as many people aged 60 or more than there are today.

26 September 2017 | Robert Berg, Chair of the Alliance for Peacebuilding and a Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center

Earlier this month I spoke at an event to launch a new book - “Human Development and Global Institutions: Evolution, Impact, Reform” - by Richard Ponzio and Arunabha Ghosh (Routledge, London).

24 September 2017 | Christina Lengfelder, Research Analyst at the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

Mental health issues are a serious concern, and an area that is enormously underrecognized.

15 September 2017 | Christelle Cazabat, Research Analyst at the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

This year’s International Day of Democracy calls for more inclusive institutions and civic participation to promote peace and stability.

06 September 2017 | Thangavel Palanivel, Deputy Director of the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

Throughout history, cities have been the main centres of learning, culture and innovation. It is not surprising that the world's most urban countries tend to be the richest and have the highest human development.

01 August 2017 | Sofia Garcia Garcia (Representative to the United Nations) and Claudia Arisi (Advocacy Advisor), SOS Children’s Villages International

In a recent dialogue, members of civil society and governments explored the practical and political steps to leave no one behind through the experiences of those who are excluded.

25 July 2017 | Shivani Nayyar, Research Specialist at the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

Spent time lately working on your long-term financial plan? Thought strategically about your career, the skills you need to learn and the contacts you need to make? No? You are not alone. To procrastinate, even ignoring important life matters, is human nature.

11 July 2017 | Tanni Mukhopadhyay, Policy Specialist and Senior Researcher at the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

The human development approach has long emphasized the importance of good health as a constitutive element that is both of intrinsic and instrumental value for an individual’s ability to thrive.