Human Development


Empowering Lives, Building Resilience

This publication features success stories from 16 countries where UNDP support has resulted in transformative changes, including by fostering the growth of institutional and human capacities. more


Empowering Lives, Building Resilience - Volume II

‘Empowering Lives, Building Resilience’ is a compendium of human development stories from Europe and Central Asia. Each story shows how development assistance, sustained over time, leads to tangible improvements in people’s lives and builds more resilient nations. more


Glossary of Human Development Terms and Definitions, 1st edition

The Glossary of Human Development terms and definitions contains 294 terms and definitions in English, Uzbek and Russian languages. This publication is designed for all those interested in researching, promoting and applying human development principles, particularly for students, policymakers,more


The idea and vision of Human Development is that the true wealth of a country is in its people. Human beings should be seen as the ends in themselves, rather than the means to achieving progress within the socio-economic development of a country. The Human Development concept is about broadening people’s choices and enhancing their capabilities and freedoms, enabling them to live long and healthy lives, have access to knowledge and a decent standard of living. Extensive work has been conducted by UNDP to promote Human Development in Uzbekistan.