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.
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.
The report provides an overview of the historical development in Korea starting at the end of the Korea war. Results in terms of socio-economic indicators are analysed and a set of policies is suggested to obtain equal distribution of welfare.
The Human Development Strategy, while providing people with opportunities to develop their capacities, must place people at its center and, as such, give high priority to gender equality since gender equality really represents a keystone of human development that stresses sustainable productivity, equality and empowerment of all people.