The Human Development Network launched its newest publication entitled, In Search of a Human Face: 15 Years of Knowledge Building for Human Development in the Philippines, on Wednesday, 21 July 2010, at the Diosdado Macapagal Hall of the UP School of Economics.

The volume is both a record and an appraisal of almost two decades of research and advocacy by the Human Development Network, a non-partisan, non-stock, non-profit organization founded in 1992.

It compiles the theme chapters of the 1994, 1997, 2000, 2002, and 2005 editions of the Philippine Human Development Report and postscripts from third-party experts who reflect on their continuing relevance while also providing fresh insight and augmenting the original analysis. The proceedings of “Human Development in the Philippines: 15 Years of Research and Advocacy,” a roundtable discussion held in October 2009, is also featured.

In Search of A Human Face: 15 Years of Knowledge Building for Human Development in the Philippines is published by the Human Development Network in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program.

In Search of A Human Face: 15 Years of Knowledge Building on Human Development in the Philippines

1. Postscripts

a. Human Development Must Wear A Human Face: Reflections on 15-Year Journey Gelia T. Castillo

b. Gender Concerns and Human Development Jeanne Frances I. Illo

c. Basic Education: All’s Still Not Well Michael M. Alba

d. Unemployment, Work Security, and Labor Market Policies Emmanuel F. Esguerra (please find this postscript in pp. 252 – 267 in the book)

e. A Different View of Insurgencies Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet