Each company is free to choose what strategy to follow: to become a corporate citizen, which involves assuming responsibilities towards their communities and country as a whole, or to remain, limited to pursuing narrow private objectives. The first option requires more effort, but is the best strategy for ensuring sustainable and robust development of the company. At the same time, the second option condemns the firms to a long-term failure, taking into account the corporate image losses, due to worse attitudes from clients/consumers, suppliers, government and the entire society, as well as the self-isolation of the firm from the transformational processes within the country.
The report explains what it takes for Montenegro to reach a resource-efficient, greener and more competitive economy as per Europe 2020 with a strong positive and sustainable human development impact and it is a result of the analytical efforts to define a resource-efficient development agenda on the basis of the potentials, existing obstacles and limitations. The Report contains the proposal of policies and actions necessary to achieve the shift to a more resource-efficient, greener and more competitive economy that would be fully harmonized with the key priorities of the European Union and that would be fully in the function of promoting human development.
The eighth Kosovo Human Development Report tackles the challenging linkages between migration and human development. The report analyses the impact of migration on demography, economy, social inclusion, education, health (-care) and public participation. The report drew attention due to three important facts:
One out of every four Kosovans currently lives and resides outside of Kosovo; Financial flows from members of the Diaspora correspond to one fifth of Kosovo’s GDP, and for the first time in Kosovo, an analysis of data on migration has been conducted from a human development perspective.
* In line with UNSCR 1244 (1999)
The second National Human Development Report for the Maldives – ‘Bridging the divide: addressing vulnerability and inequality’ – finds that ensuring equitable distribution of developmental gains amongst the Maldivian people has proved to be a challenge. At the same time, the country remains vulnerable to internal and external shocks, including the impact of climate change.