27 February 2018 | Sabina Alkire and Selim Jahan

Sabina Alkire is the Director of OPHI and Selim Jahan is the Director of HDRO, UNDP

Poverty is multidimensional and goes beyond income deprivations.

13 February 2018 | Melisa Bretón, Programme Officer Sustainable Human Development, UNDP Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a fast-growing economy with an average growth rate of around 5%, above the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) average of 2% over the last 10 years. In 2014 it moved up in human development category, from medium to high human development.

29 January 2018 | Asghar Zaidi, Professor of International Social Policy, University of Southampton

It is no secret that the world’s population is ageing. As fertility declines and life expectancy increases, the proportion of older people is projected to grow across the world.

28 November 2017 | Andréa Bolzon, Coordinator of the National Human Development Report, UNDP Brazil

There is a positive relationship between human development and practicing physical sports. Exercise is associated with improvements in health, cognitive processes, sociability, productivity (due to better physical and mental health) and quality of life in general.

22 November 2017 | Yu-Chieh Hsu, Statistics Analyst, and Milorad Kovacevic, Chief Statistician, at the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

One third of women—and more than two-thirds in some countries—have experienced physical or sexual violence inflicted by an intimate partner or sexual violence inflicted by a non-partner, according to the World Health Organization.

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.