‘South Asian Regional Consultation on Human Development Report & Measurement of Human Development Progress’
A ‘South Asian Regional Consultation on Human Development Report & Measurement of Human Development Progress’ organized by the IPS, UNDP Human Development Report Office, New York and UNDP – Sri Lanka took place at the IPS Auditorium during 30-31 January, 2012.
The objective of the consultation was to elicit a feedback on the planned content and structure of the Human Development Reports for 2012 and 2013.The Consultation attempted to elicit the opinion of policy makers, academics and civil society advocates on the important issues relating to the themes in the South Asian context and to identify key partners who can take forward the key messages and recommendations of the reports. The aim was to engage with them on an ongoing basis and to build and strengthen regional networks on human development.
The panel of experts for the consultation included leading policy makers, academics, and civil society representatives from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The key note address was delivered by Hon. D. E. W. Gunasekera, Senior Minister of Human Resources.