Human Development

Richard Jolly

in The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199560103
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

Human Development

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This article provides an overview of the approach of human development that has characterized much of UN development thinking since the early 1990s. This approach also helps emphasize the importance of numerous institutions in the UN development system that are not treated separately in this book. The article concentrates on the conceptual approach that has been repeatedly refined with the annual publication of UNDP — the Human Development Report — beginning in 1990. It also views the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as a possible bridge between the UN system and the Bretton Woods institutions.

Keywords: human development; UN development thinking; development system; conceptual approach; Human Development Report; Millennium Development Goals; Bretton Woods institutions

Article.  7111 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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