Reflections on human development explores a new development paradigm whose central focus is human well being increases in income are treated as essential means but not as the end of development and not as the sum total of human life. Development policies and strategies are discussed which link economic growth with human lives in various societies the book also analyzes the evolution of a new human development index which is a far more comprehensive measure of socio economic progress of nations than the traditional measure of gross national product. Reflections on human development this page intentionally left blank reflections on human development mahbub ul haq how the focus of development economics shifted from national income accounting to people centred policies told by one of the chief architects of the new paradigm oxford university press new york oxford. Development policies and strategies are discussed which link economic growth with human lives in various societies reflections on human development mahbub ul haq oxford university press increase in income is treated as an essential means but not as the end of development and certainly not as the sum of human life. Human development cannot be assessed by focusing on individuals alone critical aspects of society the state social norms formal and informal institutions that affect individuals need to be
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