‘Human development’ language spread gradually in circles of national and international development policy and planning from the 1970s and acquired a definitive form in the 1990s in the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Reports (HDRs). Human development was defined as extension of people’s capability, the range of alternatives which they can attain and have reason to (favourably) value.

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Publisher Edward Elgar: Cheltenham / Aldershot, UK/ Northampton, MA, USA
ISBN 978-1-84542-936-2
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/17957
Series ISS Staff Group 2: States, Societies and World Development
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Citation
Gasper, D.R. (2009). Human Development. In ISS Staff Group 2: States, Societies and World Development. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham / Aldershot, UK/ Northampton, MA, USA. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/17957