National, regional and global level training courses on human development concepts, policy application and measurement issues are growing. These can significantly enhance expertise among HDR team members and others involved in consultations. A training module outlined below incorporates the collective experience of trainers in several regions.
Two important resources for organizing such a course for national and regional HDR teams include: presentations from the Oxford/UNDP Human Development Training Courses, and publications about human development.
For more information on learning resources, you can refer to the consolidated reply where Human Development practitioners discuss expertise and country experience on human development education, including curricula and research.
To see ongoing global human development training initiatives, please visit our training section. For further information on specific courses, see Events and Workshops. All publications from HDRO are available online and make great training resources.
For more introductory information on Human Development, please see:
Griffin, Keith and Terry McKinley. (1992) "Towards a Human Development Strategy". Human Development Report Occasional Papers.
Haq, Mahbub ul. (1992) "Human Development in a Changing World". Human Development Report Occasional Papers.
Fukuda-Parr, Sakiko. (2003) "The Human Development Paradigm: Operationalizing Sen's Ideas on Capabilities" in Feminist Economics 9(2-3), 2003, 3001-317.
Sen, Amartya. (1999) Development as Freedom. New York: Anchor Books.
Streeten, Paul. (1992) "Global Governance for Human Development". Human Development Report Occasional Papers.
Human Development and Capability Association - an association that promotes research from many disciplines on problems related to impoverishment, justice, and well-being
Complete bibliography of published works on human development and the capabilities approach.
For more resources, visit the NHDR Workspace HD Training Materials.
These documents contain a wide range of documented Human Development courses and trainings that occur both within and outside of university settings worldwide. Courses are offered on all continents.
This website will also be host to an online Human Development Journey course, available to the public free of charge.
For UNDP staff only, two Human Development courses exist in the Learning Management System (LMS). Registration is done through the UNDP LMS system.
Provide in-depth understanding of the philosophy, concept, evolution, principles and distinct features of human development.
Offer a comprehensive exposure to:
Introduce different human development measures: rationale and methodologies
Discuss various elements and approaches to operationalizing human development strategies.
Offer insights into creative and strategic ways of advocating HDR messages and extending outreach to civil society