Launch of the National Human Development Report 2013

Jan 28, 2013

What: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Montenegro will organise a presentation of the National Human Development Report 2013, titled: ‘People are the real wealth of the country.’ How rich is Montenegro? The Report was developed with belief that the wealth of Montenegro is not comprised only of its natural and physical capital, but of its people, i.e. of the human capital of the country. Our intention was to start a discussion on the issues of human capital in Montenegro, and to provide certain strategic recommendations for its further development in the context of a long-term development vision and priorities of the country.

Representatives of the line ministries, institutions, Parliament, civil society, social partners, independent intellectuals, academia and international community are invited to participate at the launch of the National Human Development Report and take part in the discussion that will follow.  
Inaugural speech at the launch of the National Human Development Report will be delivered by:
Filip Vujanović, President of Montenegro

Introductory speech at the Report presentation will be delivered by:
Rastislav Vrbensky, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to Montenegro

The Report will be presented by:
Božena Jelušić, Lead Author of the Report
Dragana Radević, Director of the Centre for entrepreneurship and economic development
Agima Ljajević, co-author of the Report

When: Monday, 28 January 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Hotel Ramada, Lesendro hall (Mall of Montenegro), Podgorica

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World economic trends indicate that Montenegro, as well as other countries, will have to offer high quality products and services in order to achieve competitiveness. This is possible to achieve only if the country’s human capital improves. Well-educated and trained population is an objective in itself, as well as a crucial factor contributing to increased productivity, accelerated social and economic development, and ultimately to human development. This type of development is not possible without the ability to absorb modern technology and without the improvement of quality and productivity of the workforce. At the individual level, it is the key to a successful career and source of income in a modern knowledge-based economy.

Traditional elements of human capital (knowledge, skills, and health) represent the individual's potential, and the extent to which human capital will materialize (or not) depends on a number of elements. Some of these elements are: the ability to apply knowledge, experience, heritage, values and aspirations, social capital, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, solidarity, ability to adapt to the changing environment, etc.. The National Human Development Report analyzes most of these aspects and offers a number of useful recommendations for policy-makers, but also for utilization of individuals’ human capital.

The Report was developed with financial and advisory support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade.

Contact information

Ivana Vujović, UNDP Montenegro Communications Assistant,
Tel: +382 20 22 55 33 ext. 118, Mob.: +382 69 681 222,

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