Innovation

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

Date Added: Jul 2010
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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 this paper describes innovations in 38 reports along five categories: creating a new measure of human development; using new data source; creating a disaggregated measure of human development; using a new methodology; and adapting the existing measure of human development by adding/modifying an existing dimension.