Africa

The report combines the strengths of a wealth of statistical information on human development and poverty with extensive critical analysis and concrete policy recommendations for poverty reduction. In addition, it provides an extensive profile of poverty and tries to identify some of its causes.

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The report focuses on the issue of why economic growth has not been translated into any substantial poverty reduction, and offers some explanations for this weak link.

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The Report is a brief report whose theme is “Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Human Development”. The Report underlines the importance of non-economic factors in causing poverty.

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The Nigeria Report is focused on poverty. The Report claims that the Structural Adjustment Programme, instituted in 1986, did little to improve the economic situation; in fact, it helped unleash forces of speculation rather than promote productive investment.

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The theme of the 1996 Namibia NHDR is 'Economic Growth for Human Development'. The Namibia Report finds that despite slow per capita economic growth and severe inequalities, the Government has managed to invest heavily in basic human development.

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Year: 1996
Type: National Reports
Region: Africa
Country: Mauritania

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Year: 1996
Type: National Reports
Region: Africa
Country: Madagascar

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The 1996 NHDR for Equatorial Guinea is divided into four sections. The principal section is devoted to the concept and measurement of human development and the history of the Human Development Report.

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Year: 1996
Type: National Reports
Region: Africa
Country: Central African Republic

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Year: 1996
Type: National Reports
Region: Africa
Country: Cameroon

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