(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.

13 Novembre 2015 | Asghar Zaidi, Professor in International Social Policy, at University of Southampton

We live in an incredible world, almost unimaginable to our great grandparents. We are living longer than ever before, we are healthier and many of us can look forward to an active and healthy old age. 

03 Novembre 2015 | Christopher J.L. Murray, Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington and Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

Twenty-five years ago, the state of public health for large populations was like that of a doctor trying to treat a patient without a proper diagnosis. The diseases and injuries that cut lives short and caused widespread suffering were not rigorously tracked.

28 Octobre 2015 | Milorad Kovacevic, Chief Statistician at HDRO

Adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development at the World Summit on 25-27 September 2015, the world leaders have recognized that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainabl

26 Octobre 2015 | Selim Jahan, Directeur du bureau pour le rapport sur le développement humain

Le 14 décembre 2015, Son Excellence Hailemariam Desalegn, Premier Ministre de la République fédérale démocratique d’Ethiopie, l’Administrateur du PNUD Helen Clark et moi-même lancerons le rapport sur le développement humain 2015 intitulé Le travail au service du développement humain à Ad

10 Juin 2015 | Professor Akihiko Tanaka

Human security has played a significant role in the global development discourse since the term was introduced in the 1994 Human Development Report. Nowhere more so than

Street Vendor
12 Mai 2015 | Jean-Pierre Cling, Mireille Razafindrakoto and François Roubaud

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.

Birth registration
14 Avril 2015 | Lene Mikkelsen, Alan Lopez and David Phillips

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.

31 Mars 2015 | Dr. Juan Somavia

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.

20 Mars 2015 | Jon Hall and Shivani Nayyar

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.

UN Women 2015
16 Mars 2015 | Jeni Klugman

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.