Human Development

"Human development as an approach, deals with what I consider the basic development idea: namely, increasing the richness of human life rather than the wealth of the economy in which human beings live, which is only a part of life itself." Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize for economics in 1998. It is undeniable that people are the real wealth of nations, so that human development involves expanding the opportunities and capacities to enable them to live a creative and productive life according to their needs and interests. For this reason, development is focused on expanding the choices human beings have to have the life they value. In this sense, it is essential to work on building capacities for human development that is sustainable over time.

Our Goals

We aim to contribute to building capacities for human development that is sustainable over time that will enable people to: 1) enjoy a long and healthy life; 2) obtain an education; 3) have access to resources that enable them to live in dignity; and 4) be able to participate in decisions that affect their community.more

Youth Display Trash Fashion at Earth Day School Fair, UNDP Belize, 2012.

Empowerment through awareness enables self-driven human development. Three levels of schools participated in Earth Day Fair at University of Belize Toledo Campus in 2012.more

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MDGs Scorecard and Outlook Report, Eight Goals : One Nation

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) “Belize Scorecard and Outlook Report 2010, Eight Goals : One Nation” reveals that Belize has made significant progress towards the achievementmore 

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