What happiness can teach us about how we measure human development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Last week I had the opportunity to visit Bhutan for the first time, a trip I’ve been looking forward to for many years. The country’s quest to buck the global trend […]

External action: more funds for human rights, development and climate change

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU external action funding should support development, climate and environmental goals, and promote democracy, rule of law and human rights, say MEPs. On Monday, the Foreign Affairs and Development committees adopted their joint position on the proposed Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI). […]

These countries are ranked highest – and lowest – for human development

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Inequality continues to blight the lives of millions, according to the 2018 United Nations Human Development Index (HDI), and it’s holding back development. The HDI ranks 189 countries according to their performance […]