Human Development

  • Capacity Development: Empowering People and Institutions

    This Report outlines how UNDP is focusing its support in the four key areas of poverty reduction and achievement of the MDGs, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and environment and sustainable development.

  • Global Human Development Report 2005

    Global Human Development Report 2005 highlights the human costs of missed targets and broken promises. Extreme inequality between countries and within countries is identified as one of the main barriers to human development—and as a powerful brake on accelerated progress towards the MDGs.

  • Global Human Development Report 2006

    Water is a source of life and a natural resource that sustains our environments and supports livelihoods – but it is also a source of risk and vulnerability and this report argues poverty, power and inequality are at the heart of the problem.

  • Human Development Report 2006

    Water is a source of life and a natural resource that sustains our environments and supports livelihoods – but it is also a source of risk and vulnerability and this report argues poverty, power and inequality are at the heart of the problem.

  • Human Development Report 2007/2008

    Report 2007/2008 challenges all people to reflect upon how we manage the environment and challenges us to reflect on social justice and human rights across countries and generations.

  • Human Development Report 2009

    The HDR-2009 mainly focuses on causes, positive and negative sides of migration, within or beyond borders under very detailed topics.

  • Human Development Report 2010

    This 20th anniversary report presents an opportunity to review human development achievements and challenges systematically at both the global and national levels and to analyse their implications for policy and future research.

  • Human Development Report 2011

    Human Development Report 2011 focuses on the world’s poorest countries; the poverty could be halted by taking bold steps to slow climate change, prevent environmental damage, and reduce deep inequalities.

  • Human Development Report 2013

    The 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.

  • Regional Human Development Report: Beyond transition, towards inclusive societies

    This report builds on evidence that, despite gains, a significant number of people intransition Europe and Central Asia continue to feel dejected, and believe that their position in society has declined.

Human Development Report 2013