Informal employment – informality - is everywhere in the developing world. Although it provides badly needed jobs for the poor, it harms workers’ protection, earning predictability and social benefits. It also reduces the tax base.
(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.
In developed societies we take it for granted that all children are registered at birth and that all people are registered when they die with a medically assigned cause of death.
Dans le monde actuel, défendre la dignité du travail est une tâche ardue et toujours inachevée. La pensée économique dominante considère le travail comme un coût de production, lequel, dans une économie globale, doit être aussi bas que possible pour rester compétitif.
Today, 20 March, is the International Day of Happiness. There is a growing body of literature on the impacts that many facets of human development have on people’s subjective wellbeing, and vice versa. This post explores some of what we know about the links between happiness and work.
A starting point of the upcoming global Human Development Report (HDR) is that work is intrinsically linked to human development. One’s ability to choose whether to seek a paid job, and what type of work to do, is an important expression of agency, and so fundamental to human development.
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.
Dans une perspective de développement humain, le concept qui nous concerne n’est pas l’emploi, mais plutôt le travail.
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.
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.
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.