Afghanistan has been afflicted by decades of conflict, but recent moves towards peace could create the opportunity for a new era of human development. The Government is committed to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. But how will the necessary investment be financed?

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In the last decade or so the Republic of Moldova has made important positive progress in terms of human development, yet the country continues to face a number of very complex challenges that require a collaborative effort and action by all stakeholders involved.

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First HDR 2020 Advisory Board Meeting

Location: Virtual

The first HDR 2020 Advisory Board Meeting was held online with 17 members connecting remotely and engaging in active and insightful discussions, providing valuable feedback on the early, zero version of the report.

The meeting, co-chaired by Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister of Singapore, and A. Michael Spence, William Berkley Professor in Economics and Business at NYU, was structured in 4 parts:

Charting pathways out of multidimensional poverty: Achieving the SDGs

Launched in 2010 by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative at the University of Oxford and the Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Programme for the flagship Human Development Reports, the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) measures the complexi

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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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Human Development in the Anthropocene: Transformations to Expand Human Freedoms in Balance with the Planet

The 2020 HDRO Regional Consultation for Europe and CIS, moderated by Mirjana Spoljaric Egger the UN Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, addressed key human development issues for the region. Insights were provided on inequalities linked to increased pressures on earth systems, drivers and triggers of displacement of people the European region is hosting, and innovations in measuring human development in balance with the planet.

Side Event at the UN Statistical Commission

Location: New York, UN HQ

The side event to the 51st session of the UN Statistical Commission was organized by HDRO on February 3 as an informative session on concepts and measurements of human development, updates of methodology, and discrepancy in data.

The side event is a part of the wider consultation process with statistical community, which includes an annual letter, regional consultations, statistical advisory panel and expert group meetings.

The event was attended by representatives from about 25 countries.

UNDP-ISC: Rearticulating Human Development

Location: Virtual Consultation

This expert consultation and the online workshop (forthcoming) was organized in partnership with the International Science Council (ISC).

Participants were asked to provide a critical review and re-articulation of the human development paradigm to reflect the evolving landscape and a conceptual framework to guide analyses, measurement and decision making to support the SDGs.

Key topics discussed:

UNDP-ECA: People and the Planet: Towards Sustainable Human Development

Location: Niagara Falls, Zimbabwe

This expert consultation was organized in partnership with the Economic Commission for Africa, on the side-lines of the sixth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development.

Key topics discussed:

Sustainability, intersection between human development, the Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063.

Click here for the agenda