The document traces the journey of human development in India and the UNDP-Planning Commission partnership that has focused on building state capacity for human development reporting and analysis, capacity development of functionaries, gender sensitization in planning, advocacy and strengthening statistical systems.
Amidst growing concerns over persistent inequality, the paper computes for the first time ever, an Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI) for states in India. Three dimensions of the Human Development Index- income, education and health are adjusted for inequalities across the states.
The study, by Sukhadeo Thorat and Amaresh Dubey, examines changes in the incidence of poverty and its relationship to consumption expenditure growth at the state-level since economic reforms were launched in 1991.
The report, by Sukhadeo Thorat and Amaresh Dubey, reviews the current understanding of the concept of inclusive growth, methods of its measurement, indicators for monitoring its progress, and actual progress between 1993-2010, particularly during the 11th Five-Year Plan period.