Reflections on Human Development: Reflections On Human Developme

Paperback | August 1, 1995

byMahbub Ul HaqAs told byMahbub Ul Haq

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This work explores a new development paradigm whose central focus is on human well-being. Increase in income is treated as an essential means, but not as the end of development, and certainly not as the sum of human life. Development policies and strategies are discussed which link economicgrowth with human lives in various societies. The book also analyzes the evolution of a new Human Development Index which is a far more comprehensive measure of socio-economic progress of nations than the traditional measure of Gross National Product. For the first time, a Political Freedom Index isalso presented. The book offers a new vision of human security for the twenty-first century where real security is equated with security of people in their homes, their jobs, their communities, and their environment. The book discusses many concrete proposals in this context, including a global compact to overcomethe worst aspects of global poverty within a decade, key reforms in the Bretton Woods institutions of World Bank and IMF, and establishment of a new Economic Security Council within the United Nations.

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Reflections on Human Development explores a new development paradigm whose central focus is human well-being. Increases in income are treated as essential means, but not as the end of development - and not as the sum total of human life. The book discusses development policies and strategies that link economic growth with human lives i...

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This work explores a new development paradigm whose central focus is on human well-being. Increase in income is treated as an essential means, but not as the end of development, and certainly not as the sum of human life. Development policies and strategies are discussed which link economicgrowth with human lives in various societies. ...

Mahbub ul Haq is a Special Advisor to the Administrator of the United Nations Development Program.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 0.75 inPublished:August 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Reflections on Human Development explores a new development paradigm whose central focus is human well-being. Increases in income are treated as essential means, but not as the end of development - and not as the sum total of human life. The book discusses development policies and strategies that link economic growth with human lives in various societies. It also analyses the evolution of a new human development index as a far more comprehensive measure of socio-economic progress than the traditional measure of gross national product. For the first time, a political freedom index is presented, too.

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"The most promising (proposal at the Social Sumit) was the '20/20' plan conceived by Pakistan's Haq, in which donors would direct 20 percent of their foreign aid programs to meet basic human needs and receiving countries would commit 20 percent of their budgets to the same goal."--TheWashington Post