The Sri Lanka National Human Development Report 2014 titled "Youth and Development: towards a More Inclusive Future" was launched on the 12th of August, 2014, coinciding with the International Youth Day. The Report explores the challenges of young people and opportunities for development, in the areas of education, employment, health, political participation and social integration, with gender as a cross-cutting theme. NHDR 2014 is expected to be a key policy tool providing a new platform for policy development and reform in youth and development.
Globally, Human Development Reports have been commissioned and published by UNDP since 1990 as intellectually independent, empirically grounded analysis of development issues, trends, progress and policies. The ultimate goal of the report is to help advance human development. In parallel to global HDRs, individual countries have been producing NHDRs, reflecting country level issues that have an impact on human development.
The National Human Development Report 2014 is a collaborative effort of UNDP Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development and the Ministry of Finance and Planning.
NHDR 2014 will look to engage and hear from youth, while sharing the key messages of the Report with students, young people and the public. Share your ideas, opinions and suggestions and be a part of the conversation: #YouthNDev #NHDR2014 #YoungVoices