The 2013 Human Development and Mahbub ul Haq awards competitions are now closed. Thank you for your submissions. The finalists will be announced on this page shortly.
The biennial Awards programme seeks to publicly recognize the contributions of National and Sub-national Human Development Reports to development policy and practice in countries and regions, and to inform general HD discourse through innovation and good practices. It is also an occasion to honour an individual who has significantly advanced the cause of human development with the Mahbub ul Haq Awards.
The Human Development Awards are designed to:
In addition to the various Awards presented to regional, national, and sub-national HDR teams, each Human Development Awards Programme also includes the Mahbub ul Haq Award for Outstanding Contribution to Human Development.
This Award was created to honour Mahbub ul Haq (1934-1998), the leading development thinker who pioneered the human development approach and founded the global Human Development Report. It is presented to a leading national, regional or world figure who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to furthering HD understanding and progress.
The Mahbub ul Haq Award alternates between recognizing political leaders and civil society leaders. Recipients of this Award include: