Human development assumes a special significance in today’s world of increasing affluence, expanding technological innovations, and rapid globalization. Defined as an enhancement of capabilities and an expansion of freedoms, the perspective is particularly critical as we collectively think of solutions to end global poverty, promote human security, and establish a just and peaceful society for all.
This handbook contains key readings by eminent experts who have shaped the concept and practice of human development over the past fifteen years.
This handbook deals with:The evolution of the human development approach Concepts, measures, and policy perspectives on human development Global measures to tackle human poverty and promote human security and human rights The role of democracy and multiculturalism for human progress
Based on the Human Development Reports and with contributions of well known development experts, this handbook will be useful to students, researchers, policymakers, NGOs, economists, and professionals.
A.K. Shiva Kumar Professor at the Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, and Advisor to UNICEF in India.
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr Professor of International Affairs, The New School, New York. She served as Director of the Human Development Report Office between 1995 and 2004.
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Oxford University Press. India. 2009
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