Africa

The 2003 NHDR deals with "Gender, Human Development and Poverty". The report tackles the gender issue from two angles: "how is gender equality affected by the human development issue" and "what is the impact of gender equality on the human development situation".

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Kenya's third human development report finds that poor governance is a leading cause of lack of human development in the country.

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The next NHDR in Burundi will deal with HIV/AIDS. The HIV prevalence rate in Burundi has reached very high levels : 10,5% in peri-urban areas, 9,4% in urban zones and 2,5% in rural areas. The report will support a massive strategy of communication on the reality of the disease in the country.

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The report highlights the adverse effects of corruption on the implementation of the human development process, with a particular focus on the fight against poverty.

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Benin's NHDR 2003 addresses the issue of financing sustainable human development. The Report provides a critical assessment of the uses of existing financial resources for development.

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A Challenge to Sustainable Human Development

The 2004 NHDR for Nigeria focuses on HIV and AIDS. One in seven Africans living with HIV is a Nigerian, with an estimated 3.2 to 3.8 million people infected. The report finds that there is a generalized epidemic no longer confined to populations at higher risk.

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The report addresses some of the most persistent causes of poverty in Niger. The country figures today at the bottom of HDI rankings and is on track to miss the MDG’s by a wide margin.

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The theme for this first set of district human development reports is vulnerability. Vulnerability is one of five themes identified for action in the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy. The others are the macroeconomy, production and gainful employment, human resource development and governance.

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Builsa District HDR 2004

The theme for this first set of district human development reports is vulnerability. Vulnerability is one of five themes identified for action in the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy. The others are the macroeconomy, production and gainful employment, human resource development and governance.

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Atwima District HDR 2004

The theme for this first set of district human development reports is vulnerability. Vulnerability is one of five themes identified for action in the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy. The others are the macroeconomy, production and gainful employment, human resource development and governance.

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