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Human Development &
Capability Association

Multi-Disciplinary and People-Centred

25th Anniversary of UNDP Human Development Report

Launched on 24 May 1990 in London, the first Human Development Report, opened with a simply stated premise: “People are the real wealth of a nation and human development is all about enlarging their choices.” Since then, Human Development Reports have inspired the world towards human progress through groundbreaking research, new perspectives, data analysis and innovative policies. This 25th anniversary is an opportune moment to remind the development community as to how the human development concept has contributed to and influenced the development discourse over the years. But also how the human development approach is as relevant as ever in analyzing and formulating policies and actions to improve people’s well-being by ensuring an equitable, sustainable and stable world.

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