This report is written in the context of the Peace Agreement Negotiation.
The objective of this report is to allow a better understanding of national realities, to deepen the development debate and contribute to finding consensus on a peaceful and poverty-reducing democratic transition in Guatemala. This analysis is a starting point to evaluate future peace negotiations. The main lesson of this report is that urgent effort is required to improve statistical surveys in Guatemala.
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.
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.
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.