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23 May 2019
At the World Inequality Lab, Thomas Blanchet is the Statistical tools and methods coordinator; Lucas Chancel is the Co-Director; and Amory Gethin is a Research Fellow. After a decade of economic stagnation and growing macroeconomic divergences, the challenges associated with trade globalisation, technological progress and rising job insecurity...
13 May 2019
*/ Income inequality is the result of complex processes with multiple interacting driving forces but understanding those drivers in emerging economies is particularly difficult because of data and analytical challenges. While most middle-income countries produce comprehensive household surveys these are subject to limitations. It can, for...
10 April 2019
Inequality is a defining challenge of our time. But what does it really look like? Do we have the right measures of inequality? And what might this mean for societies worldwide for the rest of the 21st Century? On 29 March 2019, the Human Development Report Office (HDRO) organized an Open Dialogue on Inequality in the 21st Century led by Achim...
21 March 2019
Click here for FRENCH and SPANISH The report, to be released in the last quarter of the year, will provide a comprehensive picture of the many forms of inequality that are shaping the 21st Century. New York, March 2019 - Today’s world remains deeply unfair. The life and prospects faced by a newborn in a poor country or in a poor household are...
21 March 2019
UNDP’s Human Development Report (HDR) celebrates its 30th birthday next year. And in the run up to that the Human Development Report Office is embarking on a major effort to re-articulate human development for today’s world. The HDR came at a turning point in the global development debate. During the second half of the 20th century there were...
20 March 2019
Since 2013 the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness on March 20 as a way recognize the importance of happiness to people’s lives. Although few would disagree that “happiness” is a basic aspiration of humankind, until recently there was considerably less agreement around what the term means; why it is important; and how...
15 March 2019
The Human Development Report Office (HDRO) convened two important statistical meetings this past week to discuss human development indices and indicators. Both meetings come at a crucial time as HDRO embarks on a major effort to re-articulate the concept of human development in the current global context. HDRO’s Statistical Advisory Panel, which...