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Category Archives: Sustainable Development
Late Pakistani economist Mahbub Ul Haq is the brain behind UNDP’s human development index (HDI). He has seen the emptiness and deception of using GDP growth as measure of national progress. His concept of human development brought a paradigm shift in the global developmental discourse. Now more and more countries are trying to measure people’s well being beyond per capita GDP numbers. Continue reading
Five year old Sen-Bhagwati debate has brought into focus the crucial debate around the India’s development path. Should it follow the Western path of GDP growth alone or also focus on developing human capital? And how about sustainability of development? Continue reading
The world is much changed today. It needs a new set of governing rules; more just and more humane. Continue reading
Lifestyles of Indians basically have spiritual roots. They value material things but at the same time also appreciate the importance of mental well-being. The 9 domains of Bhutan’s gross national happiness offer ideal framework to guide “development” in India. Continue reading
Economic growth in the so-called market economy inherently favors the rich; the poor only derive the “trickle down” benefits.” In fact, poverty is needed to subsidize the businesses of the rich through their low wages; therefore, poverty can never the eliminated. Continue reading
Kerala’s people development model has amazed development experts around the world. It offers the right model of other developing countries to follow. Continue reading
Bhutan is the only country in the world that does not measure its progress in GDP terms. Realizing the inadequacies of GDP, it adopted a holistic approach to enhance the well-being and happiness of its people through its idea of Gross National Happiness (GNH). It goes well beyond economics and considers factors like spirituality, cultural aspects, ecological diversity and good governance. Continue reading