The Awards Ceremony was held in Busan, Korea, on the occasion of the OECD 3rd World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy, 26 October 2009. At the ceremony, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) honoured outstanding contributions to work on advancing human development.
Country reports from Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia and Turkey receive awards for excellence in policy proposals and innovation, Swaziland report receives special recognition.
This year’s Mahbub ul Haq Award was presented to Professor Frances Stewart of the United Kingdom for her lifetime achievements in promoting human development. Stewart – a leading development economist at Oxford University – has been one of the key figures associated with human development since the Human Development Report was first published in 1990.