HDialogue

07 November 2017 | Jon Hall, Policy Specialist at the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

One of the greatest strengths of the human development approach is its emphasis on viewing the world – and people’s lives – as complex, interconnected systems in which, to paraphrase the former Norwegian Prime Minister and Sustainable Development champion

31 October 2017 | HOPE XXL

Human development is about everyone’s future. But no one should have a greater interest in that future than the world’s young people because the future will shape so much more of their lives than older age groups.

16 October 2017 | Christelle Cazabat, Research Analyst at the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

The last few months have seen many natural disasters across the world, raising global attention on disaster risk reduction. In August, unusually heavy rainfalls flooded South Asia, killing over 1,200 people and displacing at least 2.5 million in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

04 October 2017 | Frances Stewart, Professor Emeritus of Development Economics at the University of Oxford

Horizontal inequalities are inequalities between groups with different identities, like blacks and whites, women and men, Muslims and Hindus, or Hutus and Tutsis, among many examples. Such inequalities are unjust and resented. When severe, horizontal inequalities can cause violent conflict.

29 September 2017 | Karoline Schmid, Chief of the Fertility and Family Planning Section of the UNDESA Population Division

Our world is rapidly ageing. By 2050, our planet will be home to twice as many people aged 60 or more than there are today.

26 September 2017 | Robert Berg, Chair of the Alliance for Peacebuilding and a Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center

Earlier this month I spoke at an event to launch a new book - “Human Development and Global Institutions: Evolution, Impact, Reform” - by Richard Ponzio and Arunabha Ghosh (Routledge, London).

25 September 2017 | Selim Jahan, Director of the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

To most people, “development” is best measured by the quantity of change – like gains in average income, life expectancy, or years spent in school.

24 September 2017 | Christina Lengfelder, Research Analyst at the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

Mental health issues are a serious concern, and an area that is enormously underrecognized.

15 September 2017 | Christelle Cazabat, Research Analyst at the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

This year’s International Day of Democracy calls for more inclusive institutions and civic participation to promote peace and stability.

06 September 2017 | Thangavel Palanivel, Deputy Director of the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

Throughout history, cities have been the main centres of learning, culture and innovation. It is not surprising that the world's most urban countries tend to be the richest and have the highest human development.