Understanding and Measuring Human Development in the Arctic

The Nordic Council of Ministers has recently released two reports focused on understanding and measuring human wellbeing and development in the Arctic. The Arctic Human Development Report: Regional Processes and Global Linkages (AHDR-II) provides a 10-year update on the first Arctic Human Development Report (2004) in terms of assessing the state of Arctic human development; highlighting the major trends and changes unfolding in the Arctic; and identifying policy relevant conclusions, key gaps in knowledge and new and emerging success stories the area of Arctic human development.

The Arctic Social Indicators: ASI II: Implementation (ASI-II), builds on the first ASI initiative (2010), whose original objective was to develop a small set of Arctic specific social indicators that could help facilitate the tracking and monitoring of change in human development in the Arctic. ASI-II takes this original work a step further by presenting and discussing the ASI-I findings; conducting a series of regional case studies to illustrate and test the strength and applicability of these indicators; identifying and describing data challenges for the Arctic region; and formulating policy relevant conclusions for the long term monitoring of Arctic human development.

Both these reports contribute greatly to our overall understanding of human development in the Arctic and help advance the case for frequent collection and reporting of key Arctic relevant indicators.

The full reports, as well as additional background information, can be found below:

 

ASI-II-Cover-webArctic Social Indicators: ASI II: Implementation (2015)
Larsen, Joan Nymand (Editor)
Schweitzer, Peter (Editor)
Petrov, Andrey (Editor)
Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Council of Ministers Secretariat

Full Report (click here)
Background Information (click here)

 

 

AHDR-II-cover-webArctic Human Development Report: Regional Processes and Global Linkages (2015)
Larsen, Joan Nymand (Editor)
Fondahl, Gail (Editor)
Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Council of Ministers Secretariat

Full Report (click here)
Background Information (click here)