2013 HDCA Annual International Conference - "Human Development: Vulnerability, Inclusion and Wellbeing
9-12 September 2013, Managua Nicaragua
More information about the conference can be found at www.hdca2013.org
Conference registration now open click here to register
Launched in September 2004, the Human Development and Capability Association promotes research from
many disciplines on key problems including poverty, justice, well-being, and economics. Sir Tony Atkinson is President of the HDCA. Amartya Sen was the Founding President of HDCA from 2004 - 2006. Past Presidents include Martha Nussbaum (2006 - 2008), Frances Stewart (2008-2010) and Kaushik Basu (2010-2012).
Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) shall promote high quality research in the interconnected areas of human development and capability. It shall be concerned with research in these areas across a broad range of topics where the human development and capability approaches have made and can make significant contributions, including the quality of life, poverty, justice, gender, development and environment inter alia. It shall further work in all disciplines - such as economics, philosophy, political theory, sociology and development studies - where such research is, or may be, pursued. While primarily an academic body, the Association shall bring together those primarily involved in academic work with practitioners who are involved in, or interested in, the application of research from the fields of human development and capability to the problems they face.
The Association holds annual or biannual conferences, maintains this webpage and listserv, supports training activities, and provide a forum in which collaborative research can emerge.
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