The second Advisory Board meeting for HDR 2019


The second Advisory Board meeting for the 2019 Human Development Report (HDR) was organized in New York City with the purpose of gathering final inputs into the upcoming report.

The 2019 Advisory Board meeting was chaired by Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies of Singapore.

The Advisory Board members participating in the meeting:

  • Laura Chinchilla Miranda, President of Costa Rica (2010-2014) and Vice President of the World Leadership Alliance - Club de Madrid
  • Olu Ajakaiye, Executive Chairman, African Centre for Shared Development Capacity Building, Ibadan, Nigeria (Member of HDRO Advisory Panel in 2016)
  • Chunling Li, Chief Research Fellow at the Institute of Sociology of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and Deputy-Director of CASS Center for National Survey and Big Data
  • Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQ), Tulane University
  • Kaushik Basu, Professor of Economics and Carl Marks Professor at Cornell University and President of the International Economic Association
  • Janet C. Gornick, Professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Director of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality


All members of the 2019 HDR Advisory Board can be found here

During the course of the day, the Advisory Board provided valuable feedback that will help finalize the report. The Board members thoroughly reviewed the final draft, including the key messages, results and policy recommendations, keeping in mind the diverse readership of the report which will include the political leadership, media and international community.





start date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019