We have presented at the 2016 HDCA Conference a paper that examines some key aspects related to the use of the Capability Approach in the ‘real world’ and its links with the Human Development as promoted by UNDP. We would be extremely grateful if you could briefly answer the short set of questions below that will be used in the paper presented written by Tadashi Hirai, Flavio Comim and Richard Jolly. It should take only a couple of minutes.

Gender

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* 1. Gender

Age

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* 2. Age

Country where you live

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* 3. Country where you live

Position in academia

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* 4. Position in academia

Do you see any meaningful difference in Sen and Nussbaum’s approaches?

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* 5. Do you see any meaningful difference in Sen and Nussbaum’s approaches?

How robust is the Human Development Perspective without the theoretical support of the Capability Approach?

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* 6. How robust is the Human Development Perspective without the theoretical support of the Capability Approach?

Elaborate briefly if possible

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* 7. Elaborate briefly if possible

Do you teach HD in any courses?

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* 8. Do you teach HD in any courses?

Was knowledge of HD one of the criteria required for your appointment?

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* 9. Was knowledge of HD one of the criteria required for your appointment?

Is your job?

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* 10. Is your job?

How important was your knowledge of the CA to find your job? (in a 1 to 10 scale)

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* 11. How important was your knowledge of the CA to find your job? (in a 1 to 10 scale)

Roughly how many academic posts specializing in the field of HD or the CA are there in your country?

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* 12. Roughly how many academic posts specializing in the field of HD or the CA are there in your country?

Which materials are you using for teaching on HD and/or CA?

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* 13. Which materials are you using for teaching on HD and/or CA?

Are you satisfied with their quality and the quantity?

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* 14. Are you satisfied with their quality and the quantity?

Which journals do you normally consider to publish your papers on HD and the CA? (please list first 3)

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* 15. Which journals do you normally consider to publish your papers on HD and the CA? (please list first 3)

Have you brought HD objectives or analysis into any work or consultancies for the UN or for other institutions? Please give brief details, including whether a HD focus was requested or part of your own initiative.

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* 16. Have you brought HD objectives or analysis into any work or consultancies for the UN or for other institutions? Please give brief details, including whether a HD focus was requested or part of your own initiative.

Do you use the HDR for teaching?

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* 17. Do you use the HDR for teaching?

Is it on the reading list for students?

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* 18. Is it on the reading list for students?

Have you any suggestions for the HDR which would make it more useful for teaching or research? Please indicate here –and we will pass on to the HDR Office in UNDP.

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* 19. Have you any suggestions for the HDR which would make it more useful for teaching or research? Please indicate here –and we will pass on to the HDR Office in UNDP.

Is there anything that could be added to the human development approach which would make it more useful for your work in development?

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* 20. Is there anything that could be added to the human development approach which would make it more useful for your work in development?

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