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Rethinking human development

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This project offers a critical review of the human development paradigm in the face of dramatic global change.

Background

In the 30 years since the UN’s first Human Development Report was published in 1990, our world has changed dramatically.

Humanity faces ongoing and impending crises on all fronts – ecological, health, political and economic. Driven by new technology, socio-political developments and profound environmental changes, the ways in which we understand ourselves, our connections to local and global societies and to our planet itself have been upended.

This calls for a fundamental rethinking of human development. To take on this challenge, the ISC has partnered with the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

Activities and impact

The Rethinking Human Development project includes a critical review of the human development paradigm to reflect an evolving landscape. It provides a conceptual framework to guide analysis, measurement and decision-making to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Get involved

For more info or to get involved, contact Megha Sud, ISC Science Officer.

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13 July 2020 - 12 min read

The challenge of the next decade is to make the digital century compatible with democracy

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blog
08 July 2020 - 11 min read

We become what we think: the key role of mindsets in human development

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03 July 2020 - 6 min read

Rethinking human development means rethinking what we mean by ‘value’

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Project team

Megha Sud

Megha Sud

Senior Science Officer

International Science Council

Megha Sud

Publications

publications
06 November 2020

Conversations on Rethinking Human Development

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