UNDP’s 20th anniversary Human Development Report –“The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development” – will be launched on November 4th at the United Nations by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen.
The 2010 HDR’s lead author, Jeni Klugman, will present its main findings, including its revealing review of global development data and trends of recent decades, and the introduction of new human development indices. Among those new indices is the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), created by the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative and released publicly in July, and the Report's original Human Development Index (HDI) adjusted to reflect gender disparities and other inequalities.
As part of the 20th anniversary commemoration, the Human Development Report Office will republish all previous HDRs in searchable PDF and e-book formats for free downloading. The HDR website will also be re-launched with extensive, interactive new data resources covering most countries in the world. Visitors will be able to create their own development indices using new tools and the latest statistics. As an additional feature, the Human Development Report is now on Facebook, please join us there!
As part of the ongoing series of materials marking the 20th anniversary of the Human Development Report, we would like to share with you and your colleagues a free public online course entitled, the Human Development Journey. The course highlights the fundamentals of the human development approach and explains how it is applied to development work.
It is available online and can be downloaded for offline use in classrooms and workshops. We encourage you to share this course with all your development partners.
This course introduces the concepts and principles of human development, and explains why the approach is important to the work of the United Nations Development Programme and its partners. The course covers topics on measuring human development, policy advocacy, and application of the approach across such topics as poverty reduction, democratic governance, the environment and climate change.
This course is available free of charge in English, French and Spanish. UNDP does not provide certificates for its completion.
If you are a UNDP staff member, an alternate version of this course is available in the LMS.
If you would like to use this course as part of teaching and learning programme, evaluation questions and answers are available upon request through this online form.
Additional HD learning resources are available here.
The Human Development Journey online course was developed by the Human Development Report Office and the Learning Resource Centre/OHR/BOM of UNDP.
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Duration: 3-4 hours
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