This page contains writing by us and by others on the topic of dignity.
Work by others
Lots of exciting work is being done in this area by many different people.
- Remy Debes is one of several academics who is leading a revival of philosophical interest in dignity; read his accessible summary of his research agenda at Aeon.
- ODI’s Humanitarian Policy Group have been exploring dignity and displacement in recent publications.
- Integrity Action measure respectfulness as a key performance indicator for their work in Nepal.
- Philanthropy for Social Justice & Peace recently released a summary of their discussions around dignity and development.
- The Aspen Institute has released a short book, ‘Development as Dignity’.
- Even the UN Secretary General has put dignity to the fore in development.
Of course, work on dignity also owes much to a wider agenda which has charted disrespect (and worse) in development. This project owes much to authors such as Robert Chambers, James C. Scott and the currents of thinking around community driven development, localisation, and empowerment.
Writing by us
PSJP response: A step on the path to defining dignity. Philanthropy for Social Justice & Peace, November 2018.
The Dignity Project. Humanitarian Evidence Week – Evidence Aid. November 2018.
What does ‘Dignity’ add to our understanding of development? From Poverty to Power, February 2018.