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Human Development Index: Pakistan falls

The UNDP Global Human Development Report for 2021-22 was released on the 8th of September. In the Human Development Index (HDI) ranking of 189 countries, Pakistan has slipped badly. It…

Pakistan falls in human development

The global Human Development Report of 2023-24 has been released recently by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) from New York. Since 1990, this report has been presenting rankings of…

Time to invest in human capital

The contemporary concept of a “nation state” revolves around a nation, community and/or society that is politically organized under a sovereign government having exclusive right of taxing its citizens within…

Women in development

Sustainable development is defined as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. In 2015, the UN General…

Rebuilding human capital [Part – I]

When countries face short-term financial crises it is natural that more deep-rooted and important issues are neglected, perpetuating the cycles of economic instability from time to time. It may appear…

Human Capital Report 2017

Pakistan has been ranked almost at the bottom (125) of a list of 130 that were tested against four key areas of human capital development; Capacity, largely determined by past…

Mantra of inclusive development

A country’s budget, in addition to estimating annual revenues and expenses, provides an opportunity to uplift the well-being of the people through fiscal management. On June 11, the current government…

Human development

There is now a well-established critique that GDP alone does not capture human welfare quite well on its own. There is a need for a broader canvas to convey the…

The development challenge

Global wisdom is increasingly reaching the conclusion that the holistic model of human development is the real answer to the present and evolving challenges faced by the global community. In…