Reports

2006
Country or Region:
Qatar
Description:

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.

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National
2012
Country or Region:
Poland
Description:

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

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National
2007
Country or Region:
India
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The second Human Development Report of Uttar Pradesh has been prepared by the State Government highlighting the status of human development in U.P. with a detailed analysis of its key components viz., education, health and per capital income along with other related aspects. The Report indicates that the value of human development index in UP has increased steadily over the time. This is a healthy indicator of their commitment to enabling people to exercise their choice.

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2001
Country or Region:
Georgia
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The Report focuses on poverty with the aim of contributing to the current debate within Georgia on the government's new poverty-reduction strategy. The Report explores different definitions and ways of measuring poverty, finding that the official 'poverty line' is considered unrealistically low by the general public, making it difficult for them to accept the poverty-reduction strategy as a whole. The Report therefore suggests an alternative method to calculate the 'poverty line' and includes, for the first time, a disaggregation of HDI at the regional level. The report goes on to investigate the causes of poverty to reveal the obstacles families face in securing a decent standard of living. These include lack of education, exorbitant healthcare costs, and unequal income distribution. The Report concludes with suggestions on how to improve the government's proposal, including more responsible spending, rooting out mismanagement in government, and improving the business environment. Finally, good governance is highlighted as one of the most crucial aspects in the fight against poverty.

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National