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Human Development by Farah Daghistani

  1. 1. Future. City. Life! Human Development by Farah Daghistani, 8th October 2013
  2. 2. The Need for People-Centred Development in a World in Transition Farah Daghistani October 8, 2013
  3. 3. For the first time in 150 years, the combined output of the developing world’s three leading economies – Brazil, China and India – is about equal to the combined GDP of… Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the UK and US. HDR  2013  
  4. 4. Over the past decades, countries across the world have been converging towards high levels of human development. HDR  2013  
  5. 5. Every person has the right to live a fulfilling life according to his or her own values and aspirations …. Inequality reduces the pace of human development and in some cases may even prevent it entirely. HDR  2013  
  6. 6. So, what is sustainable human development? We define human development as expanding the choices for all people in society… it also means “protection of the life opportunities for future generations…and the natural systems on which all life depends. This makes the central purpose of development the creation of an enabling environment in which all can enjoy long, healthy and creative lines. HDR  2013  
  7. 7. Governance can be seen as the exercise of economic, political and administrative authority to manage a country’s affairs at all levels. UNDP  
  8. 8. Good governance is … participatory, transparent and accountable, it is also effective and equitable… and it promotes the rule of law. Good governance ensures that political, social and economic priorities are based on broad consensus in society and that the voices of the poorest and the most vulnerable are heard in decision – making over the allocation of resources. UNDP  
  9. 9. Civil Society is situated between state and market, monitoring the powers and roles of each to assure a balance between them. Ziad  Abdel  Samad,  Arab  NGO  Network  
  10. 10. Dissa%sfac%on  is  on  the  rise   in  the  north  and  the  south  as   people  call  for  more   opportunity  to  voice  their   concerns  and  influence   policy.   HDR  2013  
  11. 11. One cannot expect positive results from an educational or political action program which fails to respect the particular view of the world held by the people. Such a program constitutes cultural invasion, good intentions notwithstanding. Freire  
  12. 12. If the structure does not permit dialogue the structure must be changed. Freire  
  13. 13. No one has a monopoly on good ideas, which is why NYC will continue to learn from the best practice of other cities. Mayor Bloomberg  
  14. 14. The more radical the person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can better transform it. This individual is not afraid to confront, to listen, to see the world unveiled. This person is not afraid to meet the people or to enter into dialogue with them. This person does not consider himself or herself the proprietor of history or of all people, or the liberator of the oppressed; but he or she does commit himself or herself, within history, to fight at their side. Freire