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20 September 2018 | United Nations Development Programme and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative

The 2018 Multidimensional Poverty Index provides the most comprehensive view of the many ways in which 1.3 billion people worldwide experience poverty in their daily life.

14 September 2018 | HDRO

According to the latest Human Development Index, people living in the very high human development countries can expect to live 19 years longer, and spend seven more years in school, than those living in the group of low human development countries.

14 June 2018 | HDRO

In an interview with Bill Miller from Global Connections Television, HDRO Director Selim Jahan spoke about the human development approach, and provided an overview of the most recently published Human Development Reports.

12 June 2018 | HDRO

Time use surveys — collecting statistics about how people spend their time — are increasingly being used to inform development agendas in developing countries, a report from the United Nations Foundation's Data2X initiative finds.

11 May 2018 | HDRO

The number of composite indices that are constructed and used internationally is growing very fast; but whilst the complexity of quantitative techniques has increased dramatically, the education and training in this area have been dragging and lagging behind.

13 March 2018 | HDRO

The Human Development Report Office (HDRO) convened 12 international experts from academia and research institutes in New York on 12-13 February 2018 for a two-day meeting to discuss human development measurements and

08 September 2017 | Selim Jahan, Director of the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

Selim Jahan's, HDRO Director, keynote speech at the Annual Conference of the Human Development and Capability Association in Cape Town, South Africa .

Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,

29 August 2017 | Selim Jahan, Director of the Human Development Report Office

I am pleased to announce changes to HDRO’s visibility online with the rollout of a revamped website.

2016 HDR Report
19 March 2017 |

The Human Development Report 2016 ‘Human Development for Everyone’ will be launched on 21 March in Stockholm with the Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Löfven; United Nations Development Programme Administrator, Helen Clark; and the Director of the Human Development Report Office and

06 December 2016 |

The awardees are the teams behind the National Human Development Reports from Chile (2012), Montenegro (2013), Sri Lanka (2014) and Uganda (2015).