Reports

2016
Country or Region:
Kyrgyzstan
Description:

The report explores how trade, both domestic and foreign, promotes human development in various ways. Trade growth contributes to the overall growth of the gross domestic product. Foreign trade through export-oriented growth expands markets, leading to the specialization of the economy and positive effect of the economy of scale. Trade is the mechanism that provides strengths for a market economy, creates jobs, facilitates the adoption of new technologies and innovations, and provides additional sources of income. The report include a chapter on trade and environment, where “sustainability” and “affordability” of HDI at sub-national level is introduced and analysed. This NHDR also includes a sub-national Multidimensional Poverty Index.

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National
2016
Country or Region:
Kazakhstan
Description:

The choice of a theme for this report has been determined by the country’s immediate challenge: reducing regional disparities and achieving a balanced regional development. The diverse natural conditions, inherited social, economic and spatial structures and the dynamics of development over the last few decades have led to disparities in economic and infrastructure development, employment, incomes and quality of life among the regions of Kazakhstan.

The report takes a “whole of development” perspective, including not only economic growth, innovation and productivity, but also fundamental targets of social progress and sustainability. The authors tried to combine a quantitative approach to measure both capabilities and economic complexities, as well sustainable development pathways of regions based on their economic diversification, historical evolution in skills development, and other considerations.

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National
2016
Country or Region:
Republic of Moldova
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The goal of the National Human Development Report (NHDR) 2015/2016 is to identify and analyse the inequalities both in terms of income and non-income that jeopardize sustainable development of the country and impact negatively the welfare of the population. Hence, economic, social, political, legal, and security studies have been carried out to identify the inequalities and to observe their interaction with other processes in the society.

The National Human Development Report 2015/2016 is an overview of the situation in different sectors with regard to the matter of income and non-income inequalities, grouping them in economic, social, and political inequalities. Also, the NHDR contributes with recommendations to the awareness and information of the society in order to reduce inequalities by reducing the coverage on the political agenda of the decision-makers.

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2016
Country or Region:
Argentina
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Información para el desarrollo sostenible: Argentina y la Agenda 2030

La Agenda 2030 es la nueva agenda de desarrollo de las Naciones Unidas. Su idea central, el desarrollo sostenible, es la articulación virtuosa entre crecimiento económico, inclusión social y sostenibilidad ambiental. La Agenda 2030 conlleva una necesidad ineludible: contar con más y mejor información. Para avanzar hacia los ODS es necesario disponer de información confiable, oportuna y accesible. Información al servicio del desarrollo: que sirva para construir nuevos indicadores e índices que midan líneas de base y brechas de desarrollo; para monitorear y evaluar el impacto de los proyectos y programas, y así rendir cuentas sobre los avances en el logro de objetivos y metas, y para alimentar la formulación de políticas basadas, cada vez más, en evidencia empírica.

Este informe parte de esta necesidad. Brinda un panorama general del desarrollo sostenible en Argentina, y propone un índice que permite caracterizar la situación a nivel provincial. Examina la disponibilidad y la calidad de la información estadística convencional, y se identifican áreas vacantes en materia de información relacionada con los ODS. También se explora el funcionamiento del Sistema Estadístico Nacional con una mirada comparativa y se plantean desafíos y propuestas sobre su estructura institucional. A su vez, destaca las áreas en las que Argentina puede avanzar en cuanto a disponibilidad y calidad de información para el desarrollo sostenible, en particular el acceso y el uso de datos masivos y abiertos, y la aplicación de métodos experimentales para diseñar y evaluar políticas públicas.

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