Asia and the Pacific

The central theme of the 2001 Report is human development across the generations. This approach allows an assessment of the consequences of fifteen years of transition, considering different strata of the population and their adaptation to the new socio-economic situation.

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This report focuses on the future of the country. Its main thesis is that democratic governance is not only a challenge for the development of the country, but also a vital opportunity for bringing about qualitative changes in people’s lives.

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"The report explores the progress of the 'Doi moi' process, an economic reform and poverty eradication program begun by Vietnamese government in 1986. Human

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The Nepal Human Development Report 2001 explores the twin concerns of Poverty Reduction and Governance through the lens of human development.

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The report focuses on the challenges and responses of the country in the sphere of human development. Given the particular geo-physical context of the Maldives, the country faces a set of unique challenges today.

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Given that eighty percent of the population of Loa PDR are rural, the report argues that advancing development in the rural areas is crucial for Lao.

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The report focuses on the interrelationships between human development, democracy and economic progress in Indonesia, in the wake of the East Asian financial crisis.

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The Sikkim HDR is the state’s first general HDR and as such, is an attempt to look at various overall and sectoral aspects of human development, as they relate to the development policies of the state.

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Cambodia has the highest HIV prevalence rate in Southeast Asia, but has made heartening progress in lowering that rate in recent years, according to the Cambodia Human Development Report 2001.

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The theme of this year's Report - Human Development in Mountain Regions of Kyrgyzstan is explained by the significance of mountain related issues for Kyrgyzstan

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