Human Development

  • The State of Human Development in the Pacific
    This report provides an updated picture on the state of human development in the Pacific, drawn from new data and analysis from Household Income and Expenditure (HIES) surveys conducted in various PICs, as well as other recent research. While UNDP’s Pacific Centre has led the production of this report, many UN agencies, and other development partners working in the Pacific have also made substantial contributions to its content and analysis.

  • Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2012: One Planet to ShareAsia-Pacific Human Development Report 2012: One Planet to Share
    This regional flagship report analyses the climate change impacts from the perspectives of mountain dwellers, delta communities, islanders, indigenous and tribal peoples and the urban poor.

  • Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2010: Power, Voices and Rights
    The Report makes it clear that achieving gender equality promotes human development—not only for women, but for whole societies, and is central to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

  • Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2008: Tackling Corruption, Transforming LivesAsia-Pacific Human Development Report 2008: Tackling Corruption, Transforming Lives
    This Regional Human Development Report examines the problem of corruption from the perspective of the countries of Asia and the Pacific. In doing so, it builds on the momentum around the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) mobilization, and hopes to contribute to the agenda for change.

  • Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2006: Trade on Human Terms
    The launch of the 2006 Asia-Pacific Human Development Report, Trade on Human Terms, comes at a critical time, with only a few months left before the end-of-year deadline for the completion of the Doha Development Round.

Our Work on Human Development

We work to stimulate global, regional and national policy discussions on issues that are relevant to human development. Human Development Reports are our flagship products and key advocacy tools for the idea that development is more than about economic growth.

Asia-Pacific HDR Portal

This portal is a repository of Asia-Pacific Human Development Reports and features the process of consultation and country dissemination as well as interaction.

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