Approaching Development Projects from a Human Development and Capability Perspective

Alexandre Apsan Frediani, Alejandra Boni and Des Gasper
Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

The paper discusses the relevance of the human development and capability

approach for development project planning, management and evaluation. With reference

to the set of five other studies that it introduces, it suggests in which areas insights from

human development-and-capability thinking offer advances and in which areas such

thinking needs to link with and be complemented or corrected by thinking from other

sources and traditions. The paper aims at capturing the learning from recent experiences

and studies, both for project planning and for the human capabilities perspective.