Global Human Development

By Prallagon CONSULTING | The cornerstone of development policy is to serve humanity. Policy advisors must focus on finding ways to help people to connect with their true self, i.e. their spiritual core, to better understands the extent of their ideas, gifts and talents. These resources are in great demand to influence more practical development policy from the point of view of those upon shoulders the challenge for its success must be borne. This would best be achieved through moral leadership, objective law, and ethical performance criteria introduced into systems of governance. In this way human ingenuity is conveyed, and through sacrificial endeavors will help inspire a collective will for the pursuit of justice in all undertakings. This supports humanity’s quest for maturity and its desire to achieve a prosperous future.

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Water

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Urban Design

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Sustainability

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World Economic Forum

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EPA

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Sustainable Development Goals

Prallagon Consulting enhances human development to achieve prosperity

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Kuala Lumpur

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Sustainability

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Sustainability

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Smart Cities

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Sustainability

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Urban Design

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Coffee

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Pollution