Videos

  • Full Coverage: Regional Launch of the 2013 Human Development Report

    Full video of the regional launch of the 2013 Human Development Report. The launch was organized by the International Centre for Human Development and UNDP in New Delhi.

  • Key Highlights: Regional Launch of the 2013 Human Development Report

    Key highlights from the regional launch of the 2013 Human Development Report with an eminent panel of speakers including Montek Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India.

  • Amartya Sen's Lecture at the Launch of the International Centre for Human Development in India

    “The post-2015 agenda needs to return to the principles of human rights and justice, peace and democracy as enshrined in the Millennium Declaration” said Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen at the official launch of International Centre on Human Development.

  • Key Highlights of the Launch of the International Centre for Human Development in India

    Key Highlights of the Launch of the International Centre for Human Development in India.The newly established International Centre for Human Development was officially launched with the inaugural address by Prof. Amartya Sen on ‘Human Development in the Post 2015 era’.

  • Launch of the International Centre for Human Development in India

    The newly established International Centre for Human Development was officially launched with the inaugural address by Prof. Amartya Sen on ‘Human Development in the Post 2015 era’.

  • EWF 2012- Inaugural Session - Caitlin Wiesen

    Caitlin Wiesen, Resident Representative ai. and Country Director, UNDP India, discusses the significance of ICT in achieving human development, inclusive growth, improving the efficiency of public administration and transforming the way we interact with each other through deeply-grounded networks. She also highlights the role of Solution Exchange, the United Nations flagship knowledge management initiative in effectively moving beyond national boundaries and sectoral divides, to offer fresh perspectives on development challenges by analyzing, adapting and applying solutions built on the lessons learnt through an extensive and diverse community of practitioners.

  • Lecture - Capabilities and Human Development: The Critical Role of Social Institutions and Social Competencies

    The inaugural UNDP India Lecture Series was delivered by Prof. Frances Stewart, Professor of Development Economics (emeritus), University of Oxford and Director of Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity. In her presentation focused on Capabilities and Human Development: The Critical Role of Social Institutions and Social Competencies, Prof. Stewart argued that social institutions and norms should be an integral part of strategies designed at improving human development outcomes.

  • First-ever India Human Development Awards Announced

    The first-ever Manav Vikas: India Human Development Awards 2012 were announced in New Delhi on March 14, 2012. The Awards which commemorate India’s leadership in embracing the human development approach were presented by a distinguished panel of guests including UNDP Administrator Helen Clark; Member of the Planning Commission, Syeda Hameed; Minister of Rural Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Jairam Ramesh; M.S. Swaminathan, Member of Rajya Sabha and Founder, MSSRF; and Ajay Chhibber, UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.

  • UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Speaking in India on Why Equity and Sustainability Matter for Human Development

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark delivered the 12th Lakdawala Memorial Lecture on why countries need to pursue both equity and environmental sustainability in New Delhi on March 17, 2012. The Administrator called for more integrated policymaking that would address the three pillars of development – economic, social and environmental.

  • Rebirth

    Development is a dual-natured process. On the one hand it opens up new opportunities of progress, and on the other hand it causes severe problems such as displacement and uprooting. Accordingly people are dicided on the issue and that leads to socio-political conflict. People who stand to gain from the development and the panners need to understand that unless the people who are affected are also accomodated in the process, real development will not occur. Urbanization, dams, mega-projects affect the farmers severely at the level of subsistence and identity, as they are threatened with the loss of land, their livelihoods and uprooting. But these processes that they oppose can also create opportunities for them in the long run. This film seeks to bring out the various issues related to the situation of the farmers through a study of development issues in the three districts of Maharashtra viz. Pune, Sholapur and satara. Progreesive, humane state policies and a positive response on the part of farmers can affect positive changes.