How to Build Collective Capabilities: The 3C-Model for Grassroots-Led Development – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

ABSTRACT Capabilities need to be built from the bottom-up. Social innovations at the grassroots seek to present new solutions to existing social problems. However, since the poor suffer from limitations on their individual capabilities and agency, they engage in acts of collective agency to generate new collective capabilities that each individual alone would not be … [Read More] How to Build Collective Capabilities: The 3C-Model for Grassroots-Led Development – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

Exploring the Role of the Capability Approach in Social Innovation – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

ABSTRACT The emergence of the co-operative movement in the nineteenth century with Robert Owen’s work in particular promoted innovation in the social field. In more recent times, the application of the concept has been in a wide range of sectors from civil society, government and the corporate world. The paper uses the Capability Approach (CA) … [Read More] Exploring the Role of the Capability Approach in Social Innovation – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

Social Innovation and Human Development: How the capabilities approach and social innovation theory mutually support each other – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

ABSTRACT In light of the growing importance of social innovations in addressing the big social challenges, this article examines the need to develop a concept of social innovation as an analytical category. As such, social innovation is grounded in social theory, which looks at its various manifestations, actors and cultural contexts as well as its … [Read More] Social Innovation and Human Development: How the capabilities approach and social innovation theory mutually support each other – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

Investing in Early Childhood Development: Essential interventions, family contexts, and broader policies – Journal Of Human Development And Capabilities

ABSTRACT Access to quality early childhood development (ECD), care, and pre-primary education is essential for child development and is now recognized as a priority under the Sustainable Development Goals. Investments in ECD by major donors have been rising rapidly in recent years. This makes the task of understanding better what works to promote ECD, and … [Read More] Investing in Early Childhood Development: Essential interventions, family contexts, and broader policies – Journal Of Human Development And Capabilities

Measurement of Early Childhood Development and Learning under the Sustainable Development Goals – Journal Of Human Development And Capabilities

ABSTRACT Children’s early development serves as the foundation for later health, learning and well-being. The inclusion of early childhood development (ECD) in the Sustainable Development Goals implies that countries must report on the percentage of children under 5 years of age who are “developmentally on track.” This note briefly reflects on the history of global … [Read More] Measurement of Early Childhood Development and Learning under the Sustainable Development Goals – Journal Of Human Development And Capabilities

Maximizing Child Development: Three Principles for Policy-makers – Journal Of Human Development And Capabilities

ABSTRACT The policy note advances three inter-related principles to guide policy-makers and agents in international development organizations to prioritize their actions. These principles are drawn from findings from two Early Childhood Development (ECD) reports recently completed by the World Bank Independent Evaluation Group—one on the World Bank support for ECD and the other a systematic … [Read More] Maximizing Child Development: Three Principles for Policy-makers – Journal Of Human Development And Capabilities

Capabilities and Skills – Human Capital and Economic Opportunity, University of Chicago

ABSTRACT This paper discusses the relevance on recent research on the economics of human development to the work of the Human Development and Capability Association. The recent economics of human development brings insights about the dynamics of skill accumulation to the literature on capabilities. Skills embodied in agents empower people. Enhanced skills enhance opportunities and hence promote capabilities. We address measurement problems common to both the … [Read More] Capabilities and Skills – Human Capital and Economic Opportunity, University of Chicago

2016 HDCA Conference: “Capability and Diversity in a Global Society” – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

Free Access Collection: 2016 HDCA Conference: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal for People-Centered Development The Journal of Human Development and Capabilities is the official Journal of the Human Development & Capability Association. The following articles are free to access until the end of October 2016. Simply click on your article(s) of choice to … [Read More] 2016 HDCA Conference: “Capability and Diversity in a Global Society” – Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

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