HDialogue

17 March 2016 | 2015 Human Development Report

Paid parental leave is one of the most important benefits of flexibility extended to working parents, especially when mandatory paternity leave policies are implemented.

15 March 2016 | HDRO Research Team

The Human Development Report, 2015 highlights a contradiction: it is care work mostly undertaken by women - that makes possible much of the paid work that drives the market economy.

02 February 2016 | Robert Reich, Former United States Secretary of Labor

The argument voiced in the late 19th century over alleged “freedom of contract” was that any deal between employees and workers was perfectly fine if both sides voluntarily agreed to it. - So workers were worth no more than the wages they could command in the labour market.

18 January 2016 | By Selim Jahan, Director of the Human Development Report Office and lead author of the 2015 Human Development Report

The 2015 Human Development Report (HDR) considers major changes in the world of work, affecting when, how, and where people work.

22 December 2015 | Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD’s Secretary-General

Until the Industrial Revolution, neither formal education nor advances in technology made much of a difference for the vast majority of people.

Helen Clark at HDR2015 launch
15 December 2015 | Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator

I am delighted to welcome you to the launch of the 2015 Human Development Report. UNDP expresses its profound gratitude to Ethiopia for hosting this launch, and for His Excellency the Prime Minister’s presence here with us today to give the keynote speech and launch the report.

14 December 2015 | Selim Jahan, Director of the Human development Report office and lead author of the report

Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

13 December 2015 | Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary

It gives me great pleasure to share this platform for the launch of one the most anticipated reports of every year. This year has proved pivotal for the global development agenda setting. Because Addis Ababa has played a critical role in it.

03 November 2015 | Christopher J.L. Murray, Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington and Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

Twenty-five years ago, the state of public health for large populations was like that of a doctor trying to treat a patient without a proper diagnosis. The diseases and injuries that cut lives short and caused widespread suffering were not rigorously tracked.

28 October 2015 | Milorad Kovacevic, Chief Statistician at HDRO

Adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development at the World Summit on 25-27 September 2015, the world leaders have recognized that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainabl