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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Macroeconomic Policy For Growth And Poverty Reduction: An Application To Post-Conflict And Resource-Rich Countries

    A fundamental shift in macroeconomic policy thinking is taking place. This shift opens a space for implementing policies that promote growth and reduce poverty in developing countries. In this paper, policies for post-conflict and resource-rich economies are outlined. Fiscal policy would focus on revenue mobilization, scaling-up public investment, and preventing...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Mondi Recycling Outsourcing the Supply Chain

    In the developing world, recycling is essentially driven by economic necessity, with the associated environmental benefits being a useful and positive by-product. The main incentive for recycling waste, including paper, is its residual economic value. In a developing country like South Africa, businesses in the formal sector are experimenting with...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    A Review of Conceptual And Measurement Innovations In National And Regional Human Development Reports, 1998-2009

    This paper presents the results from an analysis of sub-national, national and regional human development reports nominated for the Human Development Awards between 1998 and 2009 to highlight conceptual and measurement innovations in human development. Through a careful selection process, nearly 70 reports were identified for this paper of which...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Improving The Measurement Of Human Development

    The authors propose a new Human Development Index that involves a number of changes with respect to the present one, even though it keeps the basic structure of the index (namely, preserving "Health", "Education" and "Material wellbeing" as the three basic dimensions of human development). The first change refers to...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    The Challenges Of Incorporating Empowerment Into The HDI: Some Lessons From Happiness Economics And Quality Of Life Research

    This paper reviews what the authors know about measuring quality of life, based on extensive work with happiness surveys in Latin America, and how that accumulated knowledge can inform the debate the HDI originally sparked. It also discusses how the surveys can contribute to the understanding and measurement of empowerment....

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Hope In Hard Times: Women's Empowerment And Human Development

    This paper addresses the conceptual and methodological issues related to women's empowerment, the trends in women's empowerment over the last 20 years in key areas such as education, health, economic and political participation, and finally the best practices of state and non-state actors in empowering women. Following a brief critique...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Managing Mobility For Human Development: The Growing Salience Of Mixed Migration

    This paper explores the connections between mixed migration and human development, understood as the expansion of capabilities and choice (Sen 1999). It first clarifies some of the key concepts in the migration discourse, particularly the role of choice and compulsion in migration, before exploring the emergence of the notions of...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Mobility And Human Development

    This paper argues that mobility and migration have always been an intrinsic part of human development. Migration can be considered as a fundamental capabilities-enhancing freedom itself. However, any meaningful understanding of migration needs to simultaneously analyse agency and structure. Rather than applying dichotomous classifications such as between forced and voluntary...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Human Development Impacts Of Migration: South Africa Case Study

    Controls on human mobility and efforts to undermine them continue to shape South Africa's politics, economy, and society. Despite the need for improved policy responses to human mobility, reform is hindered by lack of capacity, misinformation, and anti-migrant sentiments within and outside of government. This paper outlines these trends and...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    The Russian Migration Policy And Its Impact On Human Development: The Historical Perspective

    For Russia, migration policy - in terms of internal or/and international migration flows management - was an ever-important element of the State activities. Concentrated on State interests, the policy also resulted in human development. The paper presents a historical overview of the Soviet and Russian migration policies with special emphases...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    A Review of Conceptual And Measurement Innovations In National And Regional Human Development Reports, 1998-2009

    This paper presents the results from an analysis of sub-national, national and regional human development reports nominated for the Human Development Awards between 1998 and 2009 to highlight conceptual and measurement innovations in human development. Through a careful selection process, nearly 70 reports were identified for this paper of which...

    Provided By United Nations Development Programme

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Macroeconomic Policy For Growth And Poverty Reduction: An Application To Post-Conflict And Resource-Rich Countries

    A fundamental shift in macroeconomic policy thinking is taking place. This shift opens a space for implementing policies that promote growth and reduce poverty in developing countries. In this paper, policies for post-conflict and resource-rich economies are outlined. Fiscal policy would focus on revenue mobilization, scaling-up public investment, and preventing...

    Provided By United Nations Development Programme

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Mondi Recycling Outsourcing the Supply Chain

    In the developing world, recycling is essentially driven by economic necessity, with the associated environmental benefits being a useful and positive by-product. The main incentive for recycling waste, including paper, is its residual economic value. In a developing country like South Africa, businesses in the formal sector are experimenting with...

    Provided By United Nations Development Programme

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Mobility And Human Development

    This paper argues that mobility and migration have always been an intrinsic part of human development. Migration can be considered as a fundamental capabilities-enhancing freedom itself. However, any meaningful understanding of migration needs to simultaneously analyse agency and structure. Rather than applying dichotomous classifications such as between forced and voluntary...

    Provided By United Nations Development Programme

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Human Development Impacts Of Migration: South Africa Case Study

    Controls on human mobility and efforts to undermine them continue to shape South Africa's politics, economy, and society. Despite the need for improved policy responses to human mobility, reform is hindered by lack of capacity, misinformation, and anti-migrant sentiments within and outside of government. This paper outlines these trends and...

    Provided By United Nations Development Programme

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    The Russian Migration Policy And Its Impact On Human Development: The Historical Perspective

    For Russia, migration policy - in terms of internal or/and international migration flows management - was an ever-important element of the State activities. Concentrated on State interests, the policy also resulted in human development. The paper presents a historical overview of the Soviet and Russian migration policies with special emphases...

    Provided By United Nations Development Programme

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Managing Mobility For Human Development: The Growing Salience Of Mixed Migration

    This paper explores the connections between mixed migration and human development, understood as the expansion of capabilities and choice (Sen 1999). It first clarifies some of the key concepts in the migration discourse, particularly the role of choice and compulsion in migration, before exploring the emergence of the notions of...

    Provided By United Nations Development Programme

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Improving The Measurement Of Human Development

    The authors propose a new Human Development Index that involves a number of changes with respect to the present one, even though it keeps the basic structure of the index (namely, preserving "Health", "Education" and "Material wellbeing" as the three basic dimensions of human development). The first change refers to...

    Provided By United Nations Development Programme

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    The Challenges Of Incorporating Empowerment Into The HDI: Some Lessons From Happiness Economics And Quality Of Life Research

    This paper reviews what the authors know about measuring quality of life, based on extensive work with happiness surveys in Latin America, and how that accumulated knowledge can inform the debate the HDI originally sparked. It also discusses how the surveys can contribute to the understanding and measurement of empowerment....

    Provided By United Nations Development Programme

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Hope In Hard Times: Women's Empowerment And Human Development

    This paper addresses the conceptual and methodological issues related to women's empowerment, the trends in women's empowerment over the last 20 years in key areas such as education, health, economic and political participation, and finally the best practices of state and non-state actors in empowering women. Following a brief critique...

    Provided By United Nations Development Programme