Human Development

  • 2013 Human Development ReportJun 17, 20132013 Human Development ReportThe 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development. The Report identifies more than 40 countries in the developing world that have done better than had been expected in human development terms in recent decades, with their progress accelerating markedly over the past ten years. The Report analyzes the causes and consequences of these countries' achievements and the challenges that they face today and in the coming decades. Each of these countries has its own unique history and has chosen its own distinct development pathway. Yet they share important characteristics and face many of the same challenges. They are also increasingly interconnected and interdependent. The Report calls for far better representation of the South in global governance systems and points to potential new sources of financing within the South for essential public goods. With fresh analytical insights and clear proposals for policy reforms, the Report helps charts a course for people in all regions to face shared human development challenges together, fairly and effectively.

  • National Human Development Report: Migration and Human Development: Opportunities and Challenges Jun 7, 2013National Human Development Report: Migration and Human Development: Opportunities and ChallengesThe main topic of the 2009 NHDR is migration, which is also the theme of the 2009 Global HDR. This demonstrates the importance of the subject matter for the global and national governance and human development. It is obvious that the current global crisis is setting a new thinking about the role of migration in development, the necessity of more flexible mechanisms of migration management, and the role of governments in this management. For Armenia these problems seem to be of particular acuteness as the crisis has badly hit the country.

OUR WORK - HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

UNDP’s overarching value proposition is its commitment to a more sustainable human development footprint. Experience and evidence base suggest that developing institutional and individual capacities that reside in the state and civil society that cut across sectors and geography is the most effective way of accelerating human development.