HDialogue

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.

2013 World Bank Event
24 May 2013 | Sarah Jackson-Han

“People are the real wealth of a nation.” That sentence opened UNDP’s first Human Development Report (HDR) in 1990, as the Cold War was ending and mobile technology belonged largely in the realm of science fiction.

22 April 2013 | Christina Hackmann

People everywhere face various kinds of inequalities. We live in a very unequal world, in which the top 20 percent of the population enjoys more than 70 percent of global income, while the bottom quintile shares a meagre 2 percent.

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25 March 2013 | Shivani Nayyar

On February 7th 2013, HDRO reignited the HDRO Seminar Series with a stimulating event entitled The Rise of the Global Middle Class: the implications for Human Development.

21 March 2013 | Human Development Report Office

The 2013 Human Development Report is now available for free downloading in a record 16 languages, with more translations coming on line here soon.

Issues for a Global HD Agenda Cover
20 March 2013 | Jon Hall

Issues for a Global Human Development Agenda is a new paper from the Human Development Report Office at UNDP. Building on a wealth of Post-2015 reflections and analysis, the paper discusses some of the key issues that need to be tackled in making the development agenda Human Development-focused.