HDRO Conference Room
24 September 2009
Time: 12:30- 2:00 p.m.
What should the strategic focus of HDRs be in 2010 and beyond to promote development for, by and of the people - to create an environment in which all people can fulfill their potential? This lecture will analyse the dynamics of intellectual, policy, and political factors that have influenced the policy and normative shifts in the international development agendas since 1990. It identifies three key challenges to HDRs in promoting the human development paradigm: (i) path dependence on the HDI; (ii) 'lost in translation' effect of MDGs distorting the HD approach; and (iii) tension between alliances with the UN system and civil society. It proposes redefining policy agendas and strategic alliances.
About the Speaker
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is Professor of International Affairs at the New School. She was Director of HDRO and lead author of the UNDP Human Development Reports 1995-2004. She is currently working on a book on MDGs and Human Development to be published by Routledge in 2010.
Download the presentation here: Sakiko Fukuda-Parr PPT [426 KB]
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