The theme of the Romanian HDR 1998 is "the shrinking state" - a reduced central government which is seen as a positive step toward achieving good governance.
Poland's 1998 report reviews inequalities in access to education against the background of human rights, of long-term changes in human development, as well as new requirements for learning determined by the needs of the "knowledge society". The NHDR 1998 reveals that sub-regional disparities in human development have increased in Poland. The pattern of these disparities, however, have not changed, with the lowest levels of human development in rural areas and the highest in regions with large urban centres. The report contains many concrete policy recommendations to improve the uneven quality of education provision. These include, improvement of early child education through better access to kindergartens, improvement of mobility within the school system to ensure better access to full secondary education, restoration of the social functions of schools and provision of free public tertiary education.
The 1998 Moldova NHDR examines the topic "The Role of the State in Social Cohesion", the main idea being to analyze the impact of the Moldovan model of transition on the society.
The Lithuanian Human Development Report 1998
(LHDR-98)is the fourth in a series of annual national
reports financed and conceptually supported by the
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)in
Lithuania since 1995.Its theme has been inspired by
the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights. Human rights and sustainable human
development are both dynamic, interdependent and
mutually reinforcing concepts. The report covers a wide
range of human development issues based on the
human rights approach.