HDRO Conference Room
1 December 2009
Time: 12:30- 2:00 p.m.
The Measure of America: American Human Development Report 2008-2009, produced by the American Human Development Project, is modeled on the United Nations Development Programme’s global Human Development Report. The Measure of America, published by Columbia University Press and The Social Science Research Council, is the first time the human development approach has been applied in the United States or any other industrialized nation. Using official government statistics and robust peer-reviewed analysis, the American Human Development Report presents human development rankings for U.S. states, congressional districts, and ethnic groups. It reveals where America is today and sets a benchmark for monitoring progress tomorrow. Unlike the many existing measurements used to assess health, education, or income alone, the American Human Development Index (HD Index) combines these factors into one easy-to-understand measurement. This more comprehensive measure allows for a better understanding of the opportunities open to different groups of Americans.
About the Speaker
Sarah Burd-Sharps was, until September of 2006, Deputy Director of the Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Programme. In addition to being a contributor to almost every HDR beginning in 1998, she began to develop UNDP’s work on national and regional HDR’s in 2001. From the widely cited Arab HDR to influential HDR’s in China and on the Roma in Eastern Europe, Sarah was involved in training, monitoring standards of and peer-reviewing these reports and authored a Toolkit, Timeline and other practical handbooks for HDR teams around the world. Sarah was founding Managing Editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Human Development, and outside editor of Transparency International’s first Global Corruption Report. Sarah holds an M.I.A. from Columbia University.
HDR 2010 seminar series
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