Human Development at a Crossroad - Revisiting the Concept and the Measurement

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How can the human-development approach be used to help policymakers tackle today's complex global challenges?

The Human Development Report Office and Project Syndicate partners to commission a series of articles to mark the 25th anniversary of the Report.

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¿Cómo ha influido en el desarrollo humano del debate sobre el desarrollo en los últimos 25 años? ¿Cómo guidao la formulacion de politicas y propiciado el cambio a nivel estatal?¿Cuáles son los retos que se avecinan? Líderes de opinión en materia de desarrollo reflexionan sobre estos temas en una serie especial del blog HDialogue.

2016 HDR Report
21 Marzo 2017

The Human Development Report 2016 ‘Human Development for Everyone’ will be launched on 21 March in Stockholm with the Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Löfven; United Nations Development Programme Administrator, Helen Clark; and the Director of the Human Development Report Office and

06 Diciembre 2016

The awardees are the teams behind the National Human Development Reports from Chile (2012), Montenegro (2013), Sri Lanka (2014) and Uganda (2015).

20 Octubre 2016 | Milorad Kovacevic, Chief Statistician and Jon Hall, Policy Specialist at HDRO

October 20 is World Statistics Day and a good occasion to reflect on the ever growing attention to statistics.

Bajo el título Sostener el Progreso Humano: Reducir vulnerabilidades y construir resiliencia, el Informe proporciona una nueva perspectiva sobre la vulnerabilidad y propone nuevas formas de reforzar la resiliencia.

Según las mediciones de pobreza basadas en ingresos, 1.200 millones de personas viven con 1,25 dólares al día o menos. Sin embargo, las últimas estimaciones del Índice de Pobreza Multidimensional del PNUD revelan que casi 1.500 millones de personas, de 91 países en desarrollo, viven en situación de pobreza multidimensional, con carencias concurrentes en salud, educación y nivel de vida. Y aunque en términos generales la pobreza está disminuyendo, casi 800 millones de personas se enfrentan al riesgo de volver a caer en ella por causa de alguna crisis o adversidad.

Human Development Report 2015 Global Launch 

On December 14 2015 UNDP Administrator Helen Clark launched the Human Development Report 'Work for Human Development' in Addis Ababa, along with the Prime Minister of Ethiopia and Human Development Report lead author Selim Jahan, Carlos Lopes of Economic Commision for Africa and Jean Mfasoni of African Union Commission.

Watch a video introducing the report themes, and see speeches, photos and social media from the Global Launch event.

2015 Global Launch Video


Read Global Launch Speech by Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

Read Global Launch Speech by Selim Jahan, Director of the Human development Report office and lead author of the report

Read Global Launch Speech by Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

2015 Global Launch Photos

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Human Development Report 2015

Please see the Storify wrap-up for more photos, news articles and videos from the Global Launch week.

Regional and National Launches

Following the Global Launch, 'Work for Human Development' is being launched in many different countries. The report has been launched in  Austria, Bangladesh, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Congo Brazzaville, Congo DR, Denmark, Ecuador, Gambia, India, Italy, Japan, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Viet Nam and other countries. Many more launch events will take place over the coming weeks.

Regional Launch Photos

Human Development Report Launches


Please see the Storify wrap-up for more photos, news articles and videos from regional and country launches

Human Development in the News

Human Development Reports recognised as one of the top ten sources of international development data.

17 Marzo 2016
Origen: The Guardian

"Despite overall progress, the world should focus more on sustainable work that doesn't put people at risk."

09 Febrero 2016
Origen: (Audio) Deutsche Welle (DW)

"The United Nations has recently spoken out on the need for women to have better access to digital technologies to lead to gender equality."

09 Febrero 2016

"Work is the defining issue of our time, with implications for every country. The world of work is changing rapidly, and the SDGs are very much linked to work. These are precisely the reasons for the theme of work....If not now, when? If if not us, who?"

28 Enero 2016
Origen: Audio via Commonwealth Secretariat

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