The International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) is set up to support efforts by governments of the South to integrate human development approaches and ensure improved development outcomes for poor and marginalized people.
The aim of this partnership between the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is in fact to promote policy dialogue on human development in the Global South and work towards translating human development analysis into action.This partnership was officially launched at an event held in Delhi on 4 January 2013.
The Centre will provide a range of services to national governments in translating human development approach into policy through a four-pronged approach:
• Policy Advisory Services – Based on national and international evidence, services are provided to ensure that human development concerns become integral to planning processes and policymaking.
• South-South Cooperation – Capacities of national governments, parliamentarians, civil society organizations and academia are developed to undertake human development-oriented policymaking and advocacy.
• Research on HD issues – Research and analysis on the policy dimensions of a human development approach, including trade-offs of various people-centred policy measures, is undertaken.
• Monitoring and Evaluation – A culture of inclusive people-centred monitoring and evaluation of human development is promoted; monitoring and evaluation support from a human development perspective is provided.