Methodological Developments in Human Development Literature
International Journal of Applied Management Research, Vol.2, No.2, pp.1-22, 2015.
22 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2013 Last revised: 6 Apr 2017
Date Written: October 12, 2013
The present paper is a review of methodological advancements in human development literature starting from 1990 till date. While highlighting the contribution of UNDP to the concept of human development and construction of HDI it mentions that the introduced concept and method of measurement is a huge qualitative improvement over the earlier concept of growth and per capita GDP measurement. Although the human development report started with a poor methodology, thanks to the galaxy of scholars for their untiring efforts and invaluable contributions in the successive years that enabled UNDP in refining its methodology to a large extent. There is no denying fact that there is no end to refinements, the purpose for which Mahbub ul Haq struggled in his entire life has been served.
Keywords: Human development, human development index, methodological change
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