Nepal: Readings in Human Development
Human development must be at the centre of all development efforts to enhance the capabilities of people to expand choices and live in dignity. UNDP has successfully advocated for human development since 1990 through the annual human development reports. Since then, national human development reports have been produced in more than 136 countries worldwide. The human development paradigm has now become the overarching framework for development planning in most developing countries with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as instruments for sustained human progress.
The Nepal: Readings in Human Development (RHD) makes an in-depth analysis of the theory and practice of human development in Nepal. Prepared under the aegis of the National Planning Commission (NPC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the primary objective of the RHD is to provide a reference to support a course on human development at the Masters level in the universities in Nepal.