Human Development

  • Empowering Lives, Building ResilienceJan 18, 2012Empowering Lives, Building ResilienceThis publication features success stories from 16 countries where UNDP support has resulted in transformative changes, including by fostering the growth of institutional and human capacities.

  • The Bulletin on Human Development for ParliamentariansOct 21, 2009The Bulletin on Human Development for ParliamentariansAccording to the concept of Human Development, it is the wellbeing of humans, not just economic factors, that should be at the core of a society’s development. In this light it is both the expansion of human possibilities and the more-qualitative satisfaction of their needs that drives progress.

  • Profile of Success in Human Development: Stories Leading to ChangeMay 6, 2011Profile of Success in Human Development: Stories Leading to ChangeThis publication is an attempt to present the human faces of the development processes being undertaken by UNDP in Uzbekistan. The people profiled here represent a diversity of genders, ages, professions and socioeconomic statuses, but they are all united by their determination to create better lives for themselves, their families and their neighbors.

  • Toolkit for Parliamentarians on Human DevelopmentAug 30, 2011Toolkit for Parliamentarians on Human DevelopmentThis publication serves to raise the awareness of both the Legislative chamber’s deputies, and the Senators of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in regards to the relevance of the human development paradigm to the three core functions of parliament. These functions include law-making, representation and over-sight.

  • The ‘Human Development’ CurriculumOct 5, 2011The ‘Human Development’ CurriculumThe ‘Human Development’ curriculum is an educational tool designed for postgraduate students regarding the theoretical and practical framework of the human development concept.


The idea and vision of Human Development is that the true wealth of a country is in its people. Human beings should be seen as the ends in themselves, rather than the means to achieving progress within the socio-economic development of a country. The Human Development concept is about broadening people’s choices and enhancing their capabilities and freedoms, enabling them to live long and healthy lives, have access to knowledge and a decent standard of living. Extensive work has been conducted by UNDP to promote Human Development in Uzbekistan.