Impact of the Arab Human Development Reports

The Arab Human Development Reports (AHDRs) have championed the creation and dissemination of people-centered development knowledge and ideas throughout the region since 2002. AHDR recommendations have increasingly been reflected in development projects and in UNDP programming in the Arab States region, at the national and regional levels.

“Part of the reason for that impact stems from the fact that the Reports’ central thesis—that reform is necessary and that sustainable change can only come from within— has the authority of having been written about the region by a team of independent Arab scholars, policy analysts, and practitioners from the region.”

Helen Clark, Former UNDP Administrator, 2009

The six Arab Human Development Reports (AHDR) published so far are centered around the following themes: