Helen Clark - Administrator, UNDP
Michael Anderson - Director General for Policy and Global Issues, DFID
Hugh Bayley - Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on Africa
Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, introduced the UNDP Human Development Report 2010 to an audience in Portcullis House. The Report looks back rigorously at the past several decades and identifies often surprising trends and patterns with important lessons for the future. These varied pathways to human development show that there is no single formula for sustainable progress—and that impressive gains can be achieved even without consistent economic growth.
This year’s report celebrates the contributions of the human development approach, which is as relevant as ever to making sense of our changing world and finding ways to improve people’s well-being. Indeed, human development is an evolving idea—not a fixed, static set of precepts—and as the world changes, analytical tools and concepts evolve. So this Report is also about how the human development approach can adjust to meet the challenges of the new millennium.