Human Development

Academic and other associations in related fields

The Human Development & Capability Association gathered the names of academics and associations working on human development on a list, you can access it by clicking on the link below: Web links   Photo: Human Development & Capability Association

Haq, Sen and Nussbaum Lecture Series

Click on the link and access three very interesting lecture series on human development on the website of the Human Development & Capability Association: Haq, Sen and Nussbaum Lecture Series   Photo: Human Development & Capability Association

DATA2GO.NYC

Explore this online mapping on a broad range of issues essential for the well-being of New Yorkers created by Measure of America: https://data2go.nyc/map/?id=107*36047015900*ahdi_puma!undefined!ns*!other_pop_cd_506~ahdi_puma_1~sch_enrol_cd_112~age_pyramid_male_85_plus_cd_20~median_household_income_puma_397~median_personal_earnings_puma_400~dis_y_perc_puma_102~poverty_ceo_cd_417~unemployment_cd_408~pre_k_cd_107!*air_qual_cd~ahdi_puma*family_homeless_cd_245#10/40.8273/-73.9586 Photo: DATA2GO.NYC

Introductory reading list

This introductory reading list by the Human Development & Capability Association provides a good overview of the human development approach: Introductory reading list Photo: Human Development & Capability Association

Opportunity Index 2015

The Opportunity Index, developed by Measure of America and Opportunity Nation, uses 16 indicators to measure opportunities in every American state. Click on the link below to explore it: Opportunity Index 2015

The Well-O-Meter™

You want to measure your own Human Development Level? Use Well-O-Meter and click on the link below to begin: The Well-O-Meter™

Atlas of Human Development in Brazil

Explore human development in Brazil with this atlas. You can also create your own maps and charts! Click on the link below to begin: http://www.atlasbrasil.org.br/2013/en/   Photo: Atlas of Human development in Brazil

Human Development in Your Pocket

Read this very interesting article on the new App of the Human Development Report Office, download it and learn more about human development and HDRO: http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/human-development-your-pocket Photo: HDRO

Robert F. Kennedy challenges Gross Domestic Product

Watch this video and learn more about how Robert F. Kennedy already challenged the measurement of human progress 50 years ago:

Leading our children to a safer Internet, from preschool to high school

Have a look at this very interesting article by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime  and learn more about how internet can be made safer for children: https://www.unodc.org/dohadeclaration/en/news/2018/02/leading-our-children-to-a-safer-internet–from-preschool-to-high-school.html

The Pursuit of Happiness: paying greater attention to Mental Health

Sunday marks the United Nations’ 5th International Day of Happiness. Few people are against the pursuit of happiness, but many argue that governments – and international organisations for that matter – have no business in setting happiness as a public policy goal. And yet leaders around the world, from France to Japan, Italy to Qatar, are increasingly paying attention to it. Bhutan has long advocated for the use of a Gross National Happiness Index to provide a fuller assessment of national development progress than what is captured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP), while the US Surgeon General sees happiness as a part of the country’s public health agenda.   Economists and statisticians recognise that measuring happiness – or subjective wellbeing as it’s more accurately called – ...

A Caring Economy: What role for government?

This article by Duncan Green, strategic adviser for Oxfam GB and author of ‘From Poverty to Power’, explores the role governments can play in helping produce a fairer deal for women when it comes to care work. “In economics we are taught that there is no such thing as a free lunch. Even if something appears to be free, there are always costs – to you and/or society. What is striking is that mainstream economists fail to recognize that this applies just as much to the lunch that has been prepared out of love by your mother, as it does to the unappetising conference sandwiches that cost you your entire day at an academic seminar.” Read more from the article on Duncan Green’s blog “From Poverty to Power”.  

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