3. Making an Impact

The Human Development Report process does not end with publication. An important share of the value added of HDRs lies in the fact that the reports articulate a consistent human development message that the report teams can deploy through a carefully constructed advocacy strategy to press for change. Thus, once a national or regional HDR has been launched, it should become a dynamic tool to advocate for human development within the country or across the region. The HDRs are also used as tools by UNDP globally to support policy and advocacy in an HDR-UNDP feedback loop.