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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…

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…

Human Development Report

Pakistan was ranked 152 out of 189 countries on Human Development Index (HDI) as per the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) annual report. The index measures long-term progress on life…

Human development in Pakistan

The Global Human Development Report (GHDR) of the UNDP was released recently in Islamabad. This report constructs a Human Development Index (HDI) for 189 countries. This ranking of countries has…

Human Development And The Populist Regime

Human development and the populist regime

The entire focus right now, and self-serving comparisons and polemical reviews, is on fiscal and balance of payments issues as people do not matter in high-profile deliberations over plugging the…

Human development

PRIME MINSTER Imran Khan in his first address to the nation cited statistics from the UNDP Human Development Report to frame the government’s priorities. The recently released Statistical Update on Human…

Human development first

PAKISTAN’S ranking on the Human Development Index (HDI) in 2018, based on 2017 data, is 150th out of 189 countries. India (130th), Bangladesh (136th) and Nepal (149th) are ahead of us. Sri…

How human is the development?

Democracy is by the people and for the people. People have a variety of needs. Governments have to fulfil all of them ideally, but practically economics is based on the…

Development and human freedom

Social policing is, perhaps, more detrimental than the physical and legal aspects of policing but less palpable in terms of its impact on the persona of our being. In my…