HDialogue

15 August 2014 | Naila Kabeer

Men are far more likely to die a violent death than women, so why single out violence against women and girls as a challenge for sustainable human development? There are a number of compelling reasons.

Social Protection
31 July 2014 | Khalid Malik

As successive Human Development Reports have shown, most people in most countries are doing better in human development. Globalization, advances in technology and higher incomes all hold promise for longer, healthier, more secure lives.

Tai-Chi
08 July 2014 | Asghar Zaidi

While our lives are all different, we share stages of life that are common to all of us.

Butterfly
17 June 2014 | Inge Kaul

‘Vulnerability’ and ‘resilience’ are among the new catch-words of the international community.

Mary Young Blog
03 June 2014 | Mary Young

Children who are born poor, live in unsanitary conditions, receive little mental stimulation or nurturing, and have poor nutrition in their first years are far more likely than their richer peers to grow up stunted in body and mind.

Apple by Michal Jarmoluk
20 May 2014 | Andrew Fischer

After years of neglect, the theme of employment has returned to the forefront of the international development agenda, following on the heels of the global financial crisis and its aftermath.

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07 May 2014 | Abby Hardgrove

More often than not, youth come to our attention as a result of their association with crisis—be it a crisis of unemployment, of involvement in violence, or susceptibility to early parenthood

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08 April 2014 | Jon Hall

March 20, the 3rd UN International Day of Happiness, marked a flurry of activity and articles around the world on the importance of happiness – or subjective wellbeing – to individuals, businesses and policy-makers.

Measurement
19 March 2014 | Khalid Malik

Few, if any, statistical constructs have had a greater influence on the modern world than Gross Domestic Product (GDP). And 2014 marks the eightieth anniversary of its creation.

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14 June 2013 | Tony Payne

The title of the UNDP’s latest Human Development Report (HDR), published just a couple of months ago, proclaimed ‘The Rise of the South’. The wording was designed, no doubt, to catch the headlines, and it did so very successfully.