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Human Development Report

Human Development Reports (HDRs) have been released most years since 1990 and have explored different themes through the human development approach. They have had an extensive influence on development debate worldwide. The reports, produced by the Human Development Report Office for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), are ensured of editorial independence by the United Nation’s General Assembly

HUMAN DEV RPT 2016

Human Development Report 2016

Human Development for Everyone

Series:
Human Development Report
21 Mar 2017
This report focuses on how human development can be ensured for everyone, now and in future. It starts with an account of the hopes and challenges of today’s world, envisioning where humanity wants to go. This vision draws from and builds on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. ...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2015 (G)

Human Development Report 2015 (German language)

Work for Human Development

Series:
Human Development Report
22 Apr 2016
The 2015 Human Development Report explores how work can enhance human development, given that the world’s workforce is changing rapidly, and even with progress, significant human development challenges still remain. It takes a broad view of going beyond jobs and examines the linkage between work ...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2015 (H)

Human Development Report 2015 (Hindi language)

Work for Human Development

Series:
Human Development Report
21 Apr 2016
Twenty five years ago the first Human Development Report in 1990 began with a simple notion: that development is about enlarging people’s choices—focusing broadly on the richness of human lives rather than narrowly on the richness of economies. This Report starts with a fundamental question—how c...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2010

Human Development Report 2010

The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development - 20th Anniversary Edition

Series:
Human Development Report
19 Oct 2010
The Human Development Report has had a profound impact on development policies around the world. The 2010 Report continues the tradition of pushing the frontiers of development thinking. For the first time since 1990, the Report looks back rigorously at the past several decades and identifies oft...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2011

Human Development Report 2011

Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All

Series:
Human Development Report
1 Nov 2011
This report examines the urgent global challenge of sustainable development and its relationship to rising inequality within and among countries. It strives to identify polices that would make development both more sustainable and more equitable. The integral relationship between inequality and u...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2015

Human Development Report 2015

Work for Human Development

Series:
Human Development Report
16 Dec 2015
This report takes a broad view of the link between work and human development. Work is a critical tool for economic growth and security, poverty reduction and gender equality. It enables full participation in society while affording people a sense of dignity and worth. Humans working together not...
HUMAN DEV RPT 1993

Human Development Report 1993

Series:
Human Development Report
31 Dec 1993
The challenge for development is to identify the best route to unleash people’s entrepreneurial spirit – to take risks, to compete, to innovate, to determine the direction and pace of development. Every institution – and every policy action – should be judged by one critical test: how does it mee...
HUMAN DEV RPT 1992

Human Development Report 1992

Series:
Human Development Report
31 Dec 1992
The world has a unique opportunity in the current decade to use global markets for the benefit of all nations and all people. This report looks at the workings of these global markets – at how they meet, or fail to meet, the needs of the world’s poorest people. The global issues in this Report su...
HUMAN DEV RPT 1991

Human Development Report 1991

Series:
Human Development Report
31 Dec 1991
This report is about financing human development. A single powerful idea runs through it – that the potential is enormous for restructuring national budgets and international aid in favour of human development. It lays foundations for a fresh set of priorities. It aims to refine further the conce...
HUMAN DEV RPT 1990

Human Development Report 1990

Series:
Human Development Report
31 Dec 1990
This report is about people -- and about how development enlarges their choices. It is about more than GNP growth, more than income and wealth and more than producing commodities and accumulating capital. A person's access to income may be one of the choices, but it is not the sum total of human ...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2014

Human Development Report 2014 - Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience

Sustaining Human Progress - Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience

Series:
Human Development Report
24 Jul 2014
Over the last decades, most countries have improved levels of human development. But progress maybe slowing as uncertainty intensifies globally. This report examines vulnerabilities that endanger human development, focusing especially on the poorest. Most threats are structural and persistent and...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2013

Human Development Report 2013

The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World

Series:
Human Development Report
14 Mar 2013
This report identifies more than 40 developing countries that have done better than expected in human development terms in recent decades. It analyzes the causes and consequences of these achievements and the challenges they face. Each of these countries has its own unique history. Yet they share...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2013 CARTON SET 10

Human Development Report 2013

The Rise of the Global South - Human Progress in a Diverse World (Carton - set of 10)

Series:
Human Development Report
The 21st century is witnessing a profound shift in global dynamics, driven by the fast-rising powers of the developing world. China has overtaken Japan as the world’s second biggest economy, lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty in the process. India is reshaping its future with new entrep...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2009

Human Development Report 2009

Overcoming Barriers - Human Mobility and Development

Series:
Human Development Report
5 Oct 2009
For many people around the world moving away from their home town or village can be the best – sometimes the only – option open to improve their life chances. The report explores how better policies towards mobility can enhance human development. It traces the contours of human movement – who mov...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2007/08

Human Development Report 2007-2008

Fighting Climate Change: Human Solidarity in a Divided World

Series:
Human Development Report
27 Nov 2007
Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humanity at the start of the 21st Century. Failure to meet that challenge raises the spectre of unprecedented reversals in human development. This year’s Human Development Report explains why we have less than a decade to change course and start liv...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2006

Human Development Report 2006

Beyond Scarcity: Power, Poverty and the Global Water Crises

Series:
Human Development Report
3 Nov 2006
The 2006 Human Development Report focuses on water and human development. Water is central to the realization of human potential. It is a source of life for people and for the planet. Clean water and sanitation have a profound bearing on health and human dignity. Inequalities in access to clean w...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2005

Human Development Report 2005

International Cooperation at a Crossroads: Aid, Trade and Security in an Unequal World

Series:
Human Development Report
9 Sep 2005
The Human Development Report 2005 examines the scale of the challenge facing the world at the start of the ten year countdown to the 2015 Millennium Development Goals mark. The Report focuses on three pillars of cooperation, each of which is in urgent need of renovation. The first pillar is inter...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2004

Human Development Report 2004

Cultural Liberty in Today's Diverse World

Series:
Human Development Report
16 Jul 2004
The Human Development Report 2004: Cultural Liberty in Today’s Diverse World argues that states must actively devise multicultural policies to prevent discrimination on cultural grounds – religious, ethnic and linguistic. The Report states that the expansion of cultural freedoms, not suppression,...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2003

Human Development Report 2003

Millennium Development Goals: A Compact among Nations to End Human Poverty

Series:
Human Development Report
25 Jul 2003
Human Development Report 2003 overviews successes and failures of development over the last decade and presents a bold action plan on how nations can achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The plan, entitled “Millennium Development Compact,” lists six policy areas where a number of coun...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2002

Human Development Report 2002

Deepening Democracy in a Fragmented World

Series:
Human Development Report
26 Jul 2002
This report examines political participation as a dimension of human development. It emphasizes the importance of political freedoms as a goal of human development, and explores how democratic institutions help promote economic and social progress. The Report examines power, politics and human de...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2001

Human Development Report 2001

Making New Technologies Work for Human Development

Series:
Human Development Report
10 Aug 2001
New technologies hold the promise of tackling the most pressing needs of human development: vaccines for HIV and malaria, drought-resistant seeds for sub-Saharan Africa, sustainable energy sources for the 2 billion people who have no access to electricity and accessible information technologies f...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2000/02 (CD)

Human Development Report 2000, 2001 and 2002 (CD-ROM)

Series:
Human Development Report
8 Apr 2005
This CD-ROM includes the complete searchable texts of Human Development Reports (HDR) 2000, 2001 and 2002, along with data from the indicator tables of HDR 2003. It includes technical notes on computing human development indices, country fact sheets listing key data from the Human Development Ind...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2000

Human Development Report 2000

Human Rights and Human Development

Series:
Human Development Report
7 Jul 2000
The Report provides a thought provoking analysis of these two interrelated and intertwined issues. Human rights and human development are mutually reinforcing and culminate in enlarged human freedom. The Report traces the history of struggle for human rights as a common human experience and outli...
HUMAN DEV RPT 1990/99 (CD)

Human Development Report 1990-1999 (CD-ROM)

Series:
Human Development Report
25 Feb 2000
The Human Development Report (HDR) CD-ROM is comprised of the complete texts from the HDRs 1990 through 1999, along with the full data set from HDR 1999. The statistical database contains data for 174 countries and some 300 indicators, and allows the user to export data into a wide variety of for...
HUMAN DEV RPT 1999

Human Development Report 1999

Globalization with a Human Face

Series:
Human Development Report
15 Oct 1999
The 1999 Human Development Report argues that globalization is more than the flow of money and commodities - it is the growing interdependence of the world's people through 'shrinking space, shrinking time and disappearing borders'. It notes that markets have been allowed to dominate the process ...
HUMAN DEV RPT 1998

Human Development Report 1998

Consumption for Human Development

Series:
Human Development Report
9 Oct 1998
Prepared by a team of eminent economists and distinguished development professionals, Human Development Report 1998 reviews the challenges that all people and all countries face - to forge consumption patterns that are more environmentally friendly, more socially equitable, that meet basic needs ...
HUMAN DEV RPT 1997

Human Development Report 1997

Human Development to Eradicate Poverty

Series:
Human Development Report
1 Jan 1997
The Human Development Report's eighth annual edition continues its tradition of updating the unique Human Development Indicators comparing human development in most countries of the world, and the data tables on all aspects of human development. The 1997 edition focuses on the goal of eradicating...
HUMAN DEV RPT 1996

Human Development Report 1996

Economic Growth and Human Development

Series:
Human Development Report
1 Feb 1997
The Human Development Report seventh edition updates the unique Human Development Indicators comparing human development in most countries of the world, and the data tables on all aspects of human development. The special focus of this edition is on the important link between economic growth and ...
HUMAN DEV RPT 1995

Human Development Report 1995

Gender and Human Development

Series:
Human Development Report
1 Aug 1995
The theme of the 1995 Human Development Report is gender and human development. The sixth in an annual series prepared by an independent team of eminent economists and social scientists, it analyses global trends in closing and widening gender gaps in different regions and countries. It shows gra...
HUMAN DEV RPT 1994

Human Development Report 1994

New Dimensions of Human Security

Series:
Human Development Report
3 Feb 1997