Latin America and the Caribbean

Progreso multidimensional: bienestar más allá del ingreso
Human Development Report for Latin America and Caribbean

With the recent economic downturn-and its impact in the region- as well as partially improved social protection systems in the region, UNDP estimates that about 1.5 million more men and women will back-slide into poverty by the end of this year.

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THE POLITICIZATION OF CHILEAN SOCIETY
DESARROLLO HUMANO EN CHILE

Chilean society is at a crossroads. What do we expect of Chile? What do we want to change…. and keep? Who should take part in that debate? And, how should decisions be taken?

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Se lanzó el III Informe Nacional de Desarrollo Humano Panamá 2007-2008, cuyo tema central es la Institucionalidad del Estado Panameño.

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Para construir un futuro sin brechas de desarrollo humano y con equidad Panamá requiere invertir más y mejor en la formación cognitiva y socioemocional de los niños, niñas y jóvenes, a través de prácticas parentales que fomenten las capacidades desde la infancia y se vinculen a políticas públicas

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In this fourth report, the main subject is human development and decentralization. Is the concept of Human Development applicable at the local level? How can development be achieved?

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The Honduras NHDR 1998 examines the relationship between social spending and human development, with a classification of the departments by levels of spending. In addition, municipalities are analyzed and data for the rural areas are provided.

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This report is written in the context of the Peace Agreement Negotiation.

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The Costa Rica NHDR 1998 presents five sub-themes: state of human development; equity and social integration; opportunities, stability and economic solvency; harmony with nature; strengthening democracy and good governance.

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The Colombia HDR is mainly descriptive containing a great amount of statistics in the fields of health, poverty, income distribution, education and social expenditure. The report starts out by providing a good discussion on human development.

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The Chilean report covers the theme of Human Security in an in-depth way using various methods of measuring this field. Two indices – one objective (ISHO) and the other one subjective (ISHS) – are introduced.

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