To design the systems and tools to encourage the highest standards of quality of regional, national, and sub-national HDRs and their impact on policy agendas.
The model of technical support adopted by the NHDR Unit is one that sees knowledge residing in a network of people and institutions, both within and outside UNDP. Our approach is to set up and facilitate a framework of corporate support for HDRs that encourages shared responsibility for HDR quality and impact, and dynamic sharing and building of knowledge among a community of HD practitioners.
While national teams write and produce the HDRs, UNDP's NHDR Unit, located within the Human Development Report Office of UNDP in New York, was formed in 2001 to encourage the highest standards of quality and policy relevance and to nourish and sustain a global HDR network. The NHDR Unit's principal aims are as follows:
1. Establish Standards, Capacity Building and Knowledge: The NHDR Unit seeks to build the capacity of UNDP and its partners for higher quality HDR analysis and greater policy impact through standard setting, training, and knowledge building and sharing. Ongoing initiatives include:
2. Enhance HDR Influence: The NHDR Unit seeks to increase the influence of HDR ideas and policy approaches through targeted media outreach, greater political engagement, and presentation of innovative report findings. Ongoing initiatives include:
3. Strengthen Global - Regional - National Linkages: The NHDR Unit aims to strengthen the link between global and national HDR ideas and processes. Ongoing initiatives include:
| Eva Jespersen
Head of the NHDR Unit
|Mary Ann Mwangi
| Paola Pagliani
HD Networks Facilitator