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  1. What does Human Development mean?
  2. What is the Human Development Index (HDI)?
  3. What is HDFNA's relationship to the Task Force ?
  4. When will the Task Force's plan be implemented ?

What does Human Development mean ?

The human development paradigm is a holistic model. It embraces every development issue, including economic growth, social investment, people's empowerment, provision of basic needs and social safety nets, political and cultural freedom and all other aspects of people's lives.

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What is the Human Development Index (HDI) ?

A composite index of socioeconomic progress which has three key components:

-Longevity measured by life expectancy at birth.
-Knowledge measured by adult literacy (2/3 weight) and mean years of schooling (1/3 weight).
-Income measured by current global average real GDP per capita in  purchasing power parity: dollars.

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What is HDFNA's relationship to the Task Force ?

The Task Force on Human Development is an initiative of the Government of Pakistan and is separate from the non-governmental Human Development Foundation of North America (HDFNA).  The mission of the Task Force, however, is closely in line with the mission statement and goals of HDFNA.  Also, three of HDFNA's executive officers were invited by the Government of Pakistan to participate in the Task Force itself.  To see a more detailed statement of the ways in which HDFNA has contributed to the formation and realization of the Task Force, click here.

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When will the Task Force's plan be implemented ?

The Task Force will have an initial period of planning and research before the final plan of action will be formulated.  This final plan is scheduled to be released at the end of December, 2001.  After that, the implementation process will begin in full force by March of 2002.  To see a more detailed list of projected dates, click here.

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President's Task Force on Human Development  Chief Executive's Secretariat No: 2
Constitution Avenue  Level 2, D207  Islamabad, PAKISTAN
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