Asia and the Pacific

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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Challenges and Prospects

The NHDR 2002 focuses on the issue of rural development, as over 40% of the country's population currently lives in rural areas. The Report thus provides a detailed comparative analysis of human development for the second largest population group in the country.

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