E-Discussion for HDR 2020: Sustainable Human Development Pathways, by 30 April 2020

March 10, 2020

Due to the disruptions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are extending the deadline for contributions for the e-discussion to 30 April 2020. We look forward to your contributions and active engagement that will inform the 2020 Human Development Report. Stay safe and healthy! 

United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and UNDP Human Development Report Office (HDRO) are hosting an E-discussion on the South-South Global Thinkers platform on “Sustainable Human Development Pathways”. The e-discussion intends to elicit inputs and stimulate discussion that seeks to enrich the Human Development Report (HDR) 2020 and ensure that it represents diverse views and expertise, especially from the Global South. In particular, it is recognized that countries in the South are some of the most impacted by climate change and overshooting of other planetary boundaries. Moreover, developing countries are at the forefront of domestic policy making, and global coordination efforts, to find solutions to the challenges in achieving sustainable development. Read more. 

In this 30th Anniversary edition, the HDR 2020 will assess the pathways for sustainable human development, upgrading both its analytical framework and measurement tools, including the Human Development Index (HDI).The e-discussion will welcome responses to the following questions:

[nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”1″ col_1_text_align=”left” font_family=”p” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”1. How can the human development approach bring new light to the sustainability debate? Are dominant sustainability debates focusing narrowly only on income growth versus sustainability? In the paradigms of green growth, and de-growth, is there recognition of the need for people-centered policies?”][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”1″ col_1_text_align=”left” font_family=”p” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”2. In different regions of the Global South, what are the regional, sub-regional and country level environmental issues that impact human development?”][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”1″ col_1_text_align=”left” font_family=”p” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”3. What initiatives are being implemented to mitigate and adapt to these harms? How do these efforts tie in with the achievement of 3. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? What are the main tradeoffs and the main synergies with SDGs? What are the lessons learnt?”][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”1″ col_1_text_align=”left” font_family=”p” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”4. How are different countries leading on mitigation policies, norm setting and paradigm shifting? What are some national and regional perspectives being brought to global negotiations and processes on climate change and sustainability?”][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”1″ col_1_text_align=”left” font_family=”p” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”5. What methodologies can be used to facilitate the “Greening of the HDI”? What are the main indicators, and how will they be selected? What are the practical challenges in applying this methodology to the country level? What are some effective methods to advocate for data collection on these indicators, at the country level?”]
Here is how you can contribute to the online e-discussion:
  • To access the e-discussion, please go to the e-discussion page.
  • Current members of the South-South Global Thinkers platform can simply login with their login credentials and access the e-discussion page.
  • To post a comment, please enter the text in the comment box and select the comment button.
  • If you do not have login credentials for South-South Global Thinkers Platform, please contact Naveeda Nazir at naveeda.nazir@unossc.org to provide you the access or to share contributions on your behalf.

We look forward to your active participation and contribution to the e-discussion!