28 February 2019 | Jon Hall, Policy Specialist at the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

Late last year the World Wide Fund for Nature released their Living Planet Report for 2018.

07 February 2019 | Christina Lengfelder, Research Analyst at the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

In the proliferating landscape of development reports, many have asked the question of the value-added of the Human Development Reports (HDRs) in the era of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

23 January 2019 | Thangavel Palanivel, Deputy Director of the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

Cultural and creative industries, which include arts and crafts, advertising, design, entertainment, architecture, books, media and software, have become a vital force in accelerating human development.

04 December 2018 | Ojijo Odhiambo, Senior Economic Advisor, UNDP Nigeria

The decade-long Boko Haram insurgency, epitomized by the abduction in April 2014 of 276 girls from Government Secondary School in Chibok, has left in its wake a tale of destruction, tens of thousands of deaths, displacement of millions of people and consequently, a complex and multi-facete

19 November 2018 | Selim Jahan, Director of the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

The lack of women’s empowerment is a critical form of inequality. And while there are many barriers to empowerment, violence against women and girls (VAW) is both a cause and a consequence of gender inequality.

06 November 2018 | Carolina Rivera and Monica Jahangir

Carolina Rivera is a Research Analyst at the Human Development Report Office at UNDP and Monica Jahangir is a Policy and Advocacy Officer at the International Movement ATD Fourth World.

24 July 2018 | Shakeel Ahmad, Assistant Country Director and Chief of the Development Policy Unit, UNDP Pakistan

Any study of human development is incomplete without considering demographic transition; a phenomenon likely to have a profound impact on Pakistan’s future, given its young population.

03 July 2018 | Dr. Merve Hosgelen

Dr. Merve Hosgelen is the National Human Development Report Project Manager at UNDP Timor-Leste

19 June 2018 | Christelle Cazabat, Researcher at the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

Twenty years ago, governments around the world recognized the severity of internal displacement and the need to help everyone forced to leave their home – but not their nation – because of conflict, violence, disasters, climate change or any other reason.

05 June 2018 | Amarakoon Bandara, Senior Economic Advisor, UNDP Zimbabwe

There is unequivocal scientific evidence that our planet is warming, primarily as the result of human activity since the mid-20th century. The planet’s average surface temperature has risen by about 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) mainly in the past 35 years.