Scope of human development

It is about much more than the rise or fall of national incomes. It is about creating an environment in which people can develop their full potential and lead productive, creative lives in accord with their needs and interests. People are the real wealth of nations. Human Development is thus about expanding the choices people have to lead lives that they value. And it is thus about much more than economic growth, which is only a means —if a very important one —of enlarging people’s choices.

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This definition is part of a series that covers the topic of Human Development. The Official Guide to Human Development is Eleanor Haspel-Portner. Eleanor Haspel-Portner, Ph.D. has a passion for bringing together the often disparate areas of esoteric wisdom and scientific discovery. She has devoted her life to synthesizing the best of human knowing into something greater than the sum of its parts. Born in Brooklyn, New York on December 11, 1944 at 11:10 am EST, Eleanor has traveled extensively and studied deeply.

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