Supporting the International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD)

What is the Project About

The International Centre for Human Development supports countries of the Global South to help them incorporate human development concerns as an integral part of planning processes and policy making.  India’s experience in using human development parameters as inputs in developing policy provides excellent examples from which other developing countries can learn. The International Centre for Human Development offers high quality training and research opportunities to government officials, policy makers, academicians and other development practitioners and aims to encourage south-south dialogue and understanding on key human development issues

Planned Initiatives

What Have We Accomplished So Far
PHOTO: DALIP KUMAR/UNDP INDIA

The Centre will provide a range of services to national governments in translating human development approach into policy through the following approach

  • Policy advisory services based on national and international evidence to ensure that human development concerns become integral to planning processes and policy making.

  • Developing capacities of national governments, parliamentarians, civil society organizations and academia to undertake human development-oriented policymaking and advocacy

  • Undertaking research and analysis on the policy dimensions of a human development approach

Funding Support by



Donor Name Amount Contributed
United Nations Development Programme US$ 3,000,000
Ministry of Human Resource Development
via Indian Institute of advanced Study 
US$ 3,000,000


Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Year

Year Amount
2013 US$ 734,853
2012 US$ 186,312


Stories of Change

UNDP and India Sign Partnership Agreement to Further South-South Cooperation
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and India signed a partnership agreement today intended to leverage India’s vast development experience to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and increase its role in south-south cooperation.

Press Releases

New Centre for Human Development can be a Powerful Platform to Further South-South Engagement on Human Development
“Ideas can be transported across countries,” says Ajay Chhibber, Director General for Independent Evaluation at the Planning Commission. “The International Centre for Human Development can become a platform for south-south exchange and will allow countries to share examples of what has worked in other contexts,” he added. 

India poised to be a Major Player in South-South Trade, says Montek Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission

India poised to be a Major Player in South-South Trade, says Montek Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission
India needs to open its markets to trade with neighbouring countries, says Montek Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission at the regional launch of the 2013 Human Development Report ‘The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World’.

Dalit Women have Undergone Real Violence for a Very Long Time says Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen Supports Anti Rape Protests, Says Dalit Women have Undergone Real Violence for a Very Long Time
“The post-2015 agenda needs to return to the principles of human rights and justice, peace and democracy as enshrined in the Millennium Declaration” said Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen at the official launch of International Centre on Human Development.

New Partnership Announced to Establish an International Centre for Human Development in India

New Partnership Announced to Establish an International Centre for Human Development in India
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Indian Institute of Advanced Study and UNDP will support South-South collaboration on ways to integrate human development analysis and approaches in development strategies through establishing an International Centre for Human Development in India.

In the News

Project Overview
Status:
Ongoing
Project Start Date:
September 2012
Estimated End Date:
August 2015
Geographic Coverage:
International
Focus Areas:
Human Development, Democratic Governance
MDGs:
All Millennium Development Goals
Project Officer:
Meenakshi Kathel
Partners:
Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD); the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS)
Highlights
  • The International Centre for Human Development in India, a partnership between the Government of India and UNDP, was announced in August 2012 
  • The Centre supports efforts by the governments of the South to integrate human development into policymaking 
  • Focus is on providing policy advisory services and developing capacities on human development
  • Support is provided to National HDR Teams in Asia-Pacific during the preparation of National HDRs.
Related Documents
  • Annual Work Plans 2013 | 2012
  • Project Document English
  • Cooperation Agreement English
  • Brochure: About the International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) English