Human Development and Global Institutions: Evolution, Impact, Reform details how human development faces new risks and threats, caused by political, economic, social, and environmental forces which are highlighted in a series of engaging case studies on trade, water, energy, the environment, democracy, human rights, and peacebuilding. The book makes the case for why human development remains relevant in an increasingly globalized world, while asking whether global institutions, such as the United Nations, World Bank, and World Trade Organization, will be able to sustain political and moral support from their member states and powerful non-state actors. It argues that fresh new perspectives on human development are now urgently needed to fill critical gaps across borders and entire regions. A positive, forward-looking agenda for the future of global governance would have to engage with new issues such as the Sustainable Development Goals, energy transitions, resource scarcity, migration, violent extremism, and the expansion of democratic governance within and between nations.
Cindy Huang (Moderator), Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development
Robert Berg, Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Working with New Majority Program, Stimson Center
Jonathan Hall, Head of Unit, Human Development Report Office, United Nations Development Programme
Arunabha Ghosh, Founder-CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water
Richard Ponzio, Director, Just Security 2020 Program, Stimson Center
Khadija Haq, Honrary President, Mahub ul Haq Human Development Center