Jan 06, 2016
The newly released report urges governments to empower individuals by reducing inequality in the work environments.
New Delhi: Fast technological progress, deepening globalization, demographic changes and environmental challenges are transforming what work means today, presenting opportunities as well as challenges for governments.
The 2015 Global Human Development Report, released during the last month of 2015 in Ethiopia, urges governments to act now to ensure that work can contribute to the public good, reduce inequality, secure livelihoods and empower individuals.
The Report, ‘Work for Human Development’ encourages governments to look beyond jobs to consider the many kinds of work, such as unpaid care, voluntary, or creative work that are important for human development. Favourable conditions and good quality of work can contribute substantially to human development.