Type: National Reports
Region: Asia and the Pacific
Currently, most effective responses to HIV/AIDS have been community and national driven. Now it has become apparent that people play a key role as individuals and as members of social systems such as families in effectively responding to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. As such the Report will focus on enhancing the capacity of households to fight HIV/AIDS at the household level. In analysing household capacity in the context of HIV/AIDS, the Report will address the following issues: Information, knowledge and practices of the households in relation to causes of HIV/AIDS and prevention; Gender roles; Social capital; Creating a conducive physical environment for chronically ill AIDS patients; Provision of adequate nutrition; Access to treatment; Economic status of the households and Care and support to OVC.
Qatar’s first NDHR offers a study of the state of HD in the country and identifies a number of challenges for the future. Some of the problems are of an economic nature such as the reliance of economic growth on oil prices, a weak private sector to lead development and the demographic issue of a small national population and low economic participation by this population. Other problems are linked to the need to upgrade potentials in the field of education and training, lack of growth of the civil society and the role of democracy as an effective system in public life. The report offers a set of policies to address these challenges in each sector within an integrated framework and comprehensive developmental perspective.
The report proposes a “three-dimensional” LHDI, which reflects the philosophy of the global HDI. The LHDI differs from the HDI in the particular sub-indices used and in the different measurements available in public statistics or administrative sources. Authors propose also a group of additional context indicators which reflect other important dimensions of Human Development (HD) on the local Polish level. The methodology used captures regional disparities. The analysis shows that the territorial disaggregation of the HDI does not boil down to a simple recalculation of the same data at a lower territorial unit in order to receive a territorial unit ranking. Instead, the approach takes into consideration the human development trade-offs