Medios

19 Febrero 2015
2015 marks 25 years since the first Human Development Report introduced a new approach for advancing human flourishing. And while the expression “human development” is widely used, it is understood in different ways around the world. So on the occasion of the 25th anniversary year of human development reporting, we’d like to highlight how the...
03 Febrero 2015
From a human development perspective, work, rather than jobs or employment is the relevant concept. A job is a narrow concept with a set of pre-determined time-bound assigned tasks or activities, in an input-output framework with labour as input and a commodity or service as output. Yet, jobs do not encompass creative work (e.g. the work of a...
03 Febrero 2015
Dans une perspective de développement humain, le concept qui nous concerne n’est pas l’emploi, mais plutôt le travail. L’emploi est un concept limité dans lequel une série de tâches ou activités sont effectuées dans un délai prédéterminé, dans un cadre d’apport et de sortie où le travail est l’apport et la denrée ou le service en est le résultat....
03 Febrero 2015
Desde la perspectiva de desarrollo humano, el concepto realmente relevante es el trabajo, que no el empleo. El empleo un concepto limitado que viene definido por un conjunto de tareas o actividades predeterminadas asignadas a plazos concretos, se sitúa en un marco de insumos-resultados donde el trabajo es el insumo y el producto o servicio su...
07 Enero 2015
We start by wishing readers a Happy New Year. We continue by asking you to reflect on what this means. Because happiness can be different things to different people. In our paper “Happiness and Human Development” we discuss some of the different interpretations of happiness and what that means for its measurement and its links to human...
16 Diciembre 2014
Insecurity is inherent to human life. And this world of insecurities is full of incoherence: during the most intense part of the war in Iraq after 2003, many more people died from tobacco than from bombs. The most important shocks for people in Afghanistan come not from conflict but from droughts. People tend to think migrants are to blame for...
03 Diciembre 2014
As a theoretical physicist I understand very well the concept of vulnerability: there is little in the cosmos that is not susceptible to harm. Even the very universe itself may someday come to an end. Humanity has always been vulnerable to different challenges. And there can be no doubt that great scientific discoveries—from penicillin to the...