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.
(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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.