European Consultation of “Human Development Report” at German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Press Release of 23 November 2011

On 24 November 2011, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) will host the European Consultation about the 2012 and 2013 Human Development Reports. The international workshop is organised by the Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Association of Germany and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). Leading researchers, experts, and representatives from numerous institutions and organisations throughout Europe will participate in the consultations.

The Workshop
This invitation-only consultation at DIE will focus on three main topics: (1) opportunities and challenges to human development with the rise of the Global South, (2) the role of the developmental state in human development centred-societal transformation as well as (3) the human development approach to the post 2015 international development agenda and the question, how public goods fit in the post-2015 agenda. The BRICS states and other emerging powers in part stand for alternative models of development, which often include a decisive role of the state in leading societal and economic processes. Which aspects can be harnessed from these models for the Human Development Agenda? What will the Post-MDG trends look like and which possible challenges must be considered? Beside these topics the workshop will also raise the questions of how to measure human development and how to improve these indicators.

The Human Development Report
First launched in 1990, the Human Development Report is an independent publication commissioned by the UNDP. Each annual report analyses recent challenges and developments and contributes important new aspects to the worldwide discussion on these challenges. Featuring the Human Development Index,every report presents agenda-setting data and analysis, calling international attention to issues and policy options that put people at the centre of strategies to meet the development challenges. The themes for the annual reports are being identified and discussed in international expert-consultations.

The Institute in Brief:

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading Think Tanks for development policy world-wide. It is based in the UN City of Bonn. DIE builds bridges between theory and practice and works within international research networks. The key to DIE’s success is its institutional independence, which is guaranteed by the Institute’s founding statute. Since its founding in 1964, DIE has based its work on the interplay between Research, Consulting and Training. These three areas complement each other and are the factors responsible for the Institute’s distinctive profile.
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The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is headed by Dirk Messner (Director) and Imme Scholz (Deputy Director). DIE is member of the Johannes-Rau-Forschungsgemeinschaft.

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