The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), supported by the Human Development Network, organized a 3-day regional workshop entitled “Making an Impact with National Human Development Reporting” last November 17 to 19, 2015 at the School of Economics, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

The workshop aimed to enhance the national human development reporting process throughout different countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Participants shared their best practices and strategies on producing a national human development report. The workshop covered the measurement of human development, selecting and developing a theme, assuring multi-stakeholder ownership, quality and independence, and how the report will make an impact to the society.

Foreign participants came from Afghanistan, Cambodia, Pakistan, and India while local participants came from government agencies such as Philippine Statistics Authority, National Economic Development Authority, and Congressional Planning and Budget Department of the House of Representatives. The participants agreed to undertake an exchange of their human development reports online in the coming months.

Ola Almgren giving his welcome remarks
Ola Almgren, UN Resident Coordinator, giving his opening remarks

NHDR workshop participants