(FRENCH)How has Human Development contributed and influenced the international debate? What are the challenges ahead? Development leaders reflect on these issues in a special series of the HDialogue blog.

04 Mars 2015 | Selim Jahan

A concept is always broader than any of its proposed measures. Any suggested measure for any concept cannot fully capture the richness, the breadth and the depth of the concept itself. This is true of the notion of human development as well.

03 Février 2015 | Selim Jahan

Dans une perspective de développement humain, le concept qui nous concerne n’est pas l’emploi, mais plutôt le travail.

07 Janvier 2015 | Jon Hall and John Helliwell

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.

16 Décembre 2014 | Des Gasper and Oscar A. Gómez

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.

03 Décembre 2014 | Stephen Hawking

En qualité de théoricien de la physique, je comprends parfaitement le concept de vulnérabilité: dans le cosmos, très peu d'objets sont à l'abri des dommages. L'univers lui-même pourrait bien toucher à sa fin un jour.

Data Revolution
07 Novembre 2014 | Selim Jahan

A World That Counts, the report by the UN Secretary General’s Data Revolution Group, was released yesterday.

04 Novembre 2014 | Lin Yang

Imagine for a moment that you are a baker. Now what would be on your list of essentials for an ultimate, everyday bread recipe? Flour would probably be at the top of your list. A liquid, to act as a binding agent. And heat.

Big Data
07 Octobre 2014 | Enrico Giovannini and Eva Jespersen

Last year the United Nations Secretary General’s High Level Panel Report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda called for a “data revolution”.

02 Octobre 2014 | Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland

Last week I was delighted to receive UNDP’s Mahbub Ul Haq Award for Outstanding Contribution to Human Development. Not only was this an honour, it was also a welcome opportunity for me to reflect on the past 25 years of human development reporting.

02 Septembre 2014 | Khalil Hamdani

“Clear skies with intermittent thunder and lighting” is an odd forecast but an apt description of the larger world we live in. In whatever sunny place you are, you have likely been affected at some point, to some degree, by dark occurrences in far away places.