Human Development and Capability Association


The Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) is a global community of academics and practitioners that seeks to build an intellectual community around the ideas of human development and the capability approach, and relate these ideas to the policy arena.  The association promotes research within many disciplines, ranging from economics to philosophy, development studies, health, education, law, government, sociology, and more. Our members live in over 70 countries worldwide.

The Association’s main activities include the organization of an annual international conference, the facilitation of a range of thematic groups, and the publication of the quarterly Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Taylor & Francis.