Reports

2016
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Guatemala
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Para poder avanzar como sociedad es ne- cesario responder, al menos, tres preguntas básicas: 1) ¿qué tenemos?, 2) ¿qué queremos? y, 3) ¿cómo lograrlo? El «cómo» depende en gran medida de la respuesta a las dos pri- meras. La primera pregunta requiere realizar adecuados diagnósticos e interpretar la his- toria de la que deviene la realidad actual. La segunda pregunta es normativa y en contex- tos diversos admite variedad de respuestas, con frecuencia contrapuestas. La calidad con que se pueda responder a la tercera pregunta está en función de lograr acuerdos mínimos con la segunda y de responder con rigor a la primera. Los INDH en Guatemala, publi- cados desde 1998, han analizado distintos aspectos de la compleja realidad nacional, esperando haber contribuido a responder a la primera pregunta. Este nuevo INDH es- pera dar elementos para el debate sobre las condiciones de posibilidad para abordar la segunda pregunta.

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National
2016
Country or Region:
Kosovo*
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Widespread unemployment and inactivity, especially among women and youth, leaves an ample amount of human potential unused, misused or underused all of which are considered human deprivations that inhibit sustainable development argues the Kosovo Human Development Report (KHDR) 2016 titled Making the labour market work for women and youth. The Report is both timely and highly appropriate taking into consideration that for majority of citizens of Kosovo unemployment and lack of economic development continue to be the most critical problems they are currently facing. With this in mind, the primary objective of the KHDR is the provision of a high quality piece of research which stimulates public discussion and improves evidence-based policymaking in the fields of labour market and development.

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National
2016
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Gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average $US95 billion a year, peaking at US$105 billion in 2014– or six percent of the region’s GDP – jeopardising the continent’s efforts for inclusive human development and economic growth, according to the Africa Human Development Report 2016.

The report analyses the political, economic and social drivers that hamper African women’s advancement and proposes policies and concrete actions to close the gender gap. These include addressing the contradiction between legal provisions and practice in gender laws; breaking down harmful social norms and transforming discriminatory institutional settings; and securing women’s economic, social and political participation.

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Regional
2016
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The Caribbean HDR titled “Multidimensional Progress: human resilience beyond income” highlights the need to rethink the methods for ranking development in the region’s countries that go beyond per capita income, economic growth rates and Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The Caribbean HDR calls on governments, the private sector and all of society to rethink the region’s progress along multidimensional lines, inspired by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): nothing that reduces the rights of people and communities or threatens environmental sustainability can be considered progress, the report highlights.

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Regional