Human Development

About the Human Development Reports

The Human Development Report is an independent publication commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Contributors to the Report include leading development scholars and practitioners, working under the coordination of UNDP’s Human Development Report Office.

Human Development Reports (HDR) at the regional, national and local levels take the human development approach to the regional or country level and are prepared and owned by regional and national teams. They both feed into and draw upon the data and analysis of the global Report. Over 600 regional, national and local reports have been produced so far in over 140 countries.