Gender

The COVID-19 crisis is a systemic human development crisis, compounding risks to progress towards gender equality. The pandemic and its consequences hit a world wealthier than ever but facing deep divides in human development.

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06 March 2020 | Pedro Conceição, Director of the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

Architectural metaphors are a popular way to think about inequality between men and women.

Tackling Social Norms: A game changer for gender inequalities

Gender disparities are a persistent form of inequality in every country. Despite remarkable progress in some areas, no country in the world—rich or poor—has achieved gender equality.

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05 March 2020 | HDRO

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01 October 2019 | Paul Anand, Open University and CPNSS, London School of Economics

In a recent piece of research, I and others looked at impacts of a large-scale self-help program in Northern India.

11 July 2017 | Tanni Mukhopadhyay, Policy Specialist and Senior Researcher at the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

The human development approach has long emphasized the importance of good health as a constitutive element that is both of intrinsic and instrument

Gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average $US95 billion a year, peaking at US$105 billion in 2014– or six percent of the region’s GDP – jeopardising the continent’s efforts for inclusive human development and economic growth, according to the Africa Human Development Report 2016.

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15 March 2016 | HDRO Research Team

The Human Development Report, 2015 highlights a contradiction: it is care work mostly undertaken by women - that makes possible much of the paid w

08 March 2016 | Leymah Gbowee, Peace activist and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner

Just like women’s invisible work in the household, women’s work in community building and conflict resolution, which has significant human developm