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Effective and inspirational labs exist in many highly developed countries. In Western Europe, MindLab (Denmark) and The Behavioural Insights Team (UK) push their governments to re-imagine public services. In Asia, the Innovation Bureau in Seoul, South Korea, co-designs better services with citizens.
Among the various drivers of risk in the world today, two stand out: climate change and rapidly rising levels of inequality. While each by itself has serious consequences for achieving development goals, their convergence has become a subject of heightened attention.
The convening of...
The 2011 Human Development Report argues that the urgent global challenges of sustainability and equity must be addressed together – and identifies policies on the national and global level that could spur mutually reinforcing progress towards these interlinked goals. Bold action is needed on both...
Measuring life expectancy and literacy, as well as national income, the Human Development Index emphasizes the primacy of people in any measure of development.
A central objective of the HDR for the past 20 years has been to emphasize that development is primarily and...
'We live in a highly mobile world where migration is not only inevitable but also an important decision.'
Migration not infrequently gets a bad press, especially in times of recession. This report seeks to broaden and rebalance perceptions of migration to reflect a complex and highly variable reality.
This report applyies a human development approach to the study of migration. It discusses...
The report provides a stark account of the threat posed by global warming. It argues that the world is drifting towards a "tipping point" that could lock the world’s poorest countries and their poorest citizens in a downward spiral, leaving hundreds of millions facing malnutrition,...
This report details the successful deployment of free and open source software in projects in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America. Each case study describes the reason for choosing to use this software and discusses the development, implementation and impact of applications. The benefits obtained...
These guidelines cover a diverse set of substantive issues ranging from development to criminal justice to public health. The guidelines were developed by a coalition of UN Member States, WHO, UNAIDS, UNDP and leading human rights and drug policy experts.