Human Development and Capability Association

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Human Development and Capability Association
Abbreviation HDCA
Formation September 2004
Founder Amartya Sen
Legal status
Association
Purpose Promoting research in human development and the capability approach
Professional title
Human Development and Capability Association
President
Tony Atkinson

The Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) was launched in September 2004 at the Fourth Capability Conference in Pavia, Italy.[1] was founded to promote research from many disciplines on key problems including poverty, justice, well-being, and economics.[2]

The Association holds annual conferences; maintains a website and mailing list; supports training activities; and provides a forum in which collaborative research can emerge.[3]

The HDCA also produces a peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal for People-Centered Development. The association is supported by the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC).[4]

Presidents[edit]

The economist and nobel Laureate Amartya Sen was the founding president and remained President until 2006 when philosopher, Martha Nussbaum, took over. She was succeeded in 2008 by Frances Stewart, who specialises in development studies. Economist, Kaushik Basu became president in 2010, and was replaced by another economist, Tony Atkinson in 2012.

The next president will be philosopher, Henry S Richardson, he will become president in September 2014, after he has completed one year as president elect. Richardson will then serve until 2016.[5][6]

Fellows of the HDCA[edit]

List of HDCA Fellows as of September 2013.[7]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.iisd.org/media/2004/sep_3_2004.asp
  2. ^ http://www.capabilityapproach.com/About.php?aboutsub=about0
  3. ^ http://www.capabilityapproach.com/About.php?aboutsub=about0
  4. ^ http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-114138-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
  5. ^ "Election results for HDCA Executive Council". Human Development & Capability Association. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "HDCA history and mission". Human Development & Capability Association. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "HDCA Fellows". Human Development & Capability Association. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 

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