Reports

2014
Country or Region:
Sri Lanka
Description:

2016 Awards for Excellence in Human Developing Reporting Awardee

This report looks at how to engage young people in conversations about development. It is an excellent example of how to give people a voice to shape their own future. Young people were closely involved in the report’s production and in taking the recommendations forward. It led to Sri Lanka’s first blog on youth and development, which dozens of young Sri Lankans now contribute and is now published in a national newspaper. Two years after its launch, the findings of these reports are informing many discussions and policy-making processes which range from the draft of a youth policy action plan through a university diploma in youth development.


Abstract

The report examines the pivotal role of Sri Lankan youth. You and Development: Towards a More inclusive Future considers the opportunities and challenges youth face as the nation progresses through the 21st century. This has been the year for youth in Sri Lanka, highlighted by the launch of the first National Youth Policy and the hosting of World Conference on Youth. Which led to an outcome statement for the first time was jointly signed by the Government and youth delegates.

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Type:
National
2014
Country or Region:
Nepal
Description:

This Report focuses on the productive abilities of the regions, households and
individuals. The report also reinforces the fact that there are inequalities between and within regions, as well as social groups. It reveals that there is ethnic dimension to the geographic disparity. It also points out human development does not only depend upon access to facilities and productive abilities but also on
the opportunities available.

The report rightly recommends strengthening inclusive growth and looking into innovation in development models for problems that defy general economics. Inclusive Growth and innovation in development models are important at this time, as Nepal tries to move out of a long drawn out political transition and its commitment to graduating from Least Developed Country to a Developing Country status by 2022.

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Type:
National
2013
Country or Region:
Argentina
Description:

El mundo vive tendencias globales que lo modifican y lo vuelven cada vez más incierto. Asegurar el desarrollo humano de las futuras generaciones requiere entonces ampliar nuestro conocimiento sobre las tendencias globales de cambio, y explorar las opciones estratégicas que hagan que las y los argentinos enfrenten los desafíos y aprovechen las oportunidades de un mundo en transformación.

En las últimas décadas la población mundial ha expandido considerablemente sus capacidades y libertades reales, es decir, su desarrollo humano. En general, las personas son hoy más saludables, más educadas y más ricas que nunca antes. En el mundo, entre 1970 y 2010 la esperanza de vida creció de 59 a 70 años, la alfabetización se incrementó del 60% al 83% de la población, la matriculación escolar combinada en primaria y secundaria pasó del 55% al 70%, y el ingreso real per cápita casi se duplicó. Esta ha sido la evolución promedio del desarrollo humano, más allá de avances y retrocesos temporales y de desigualdades manifiestas entre países y dentro de ellos (PNUD, 2010a).

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National
2007, 2008
Country or Region:
Panama
Description:

Se lanzó el III Informe Nacional de Desarrollo Humano Panamá 2007-2008, cuyo tema central es la Institucionalidad del Estado Panameño. La hipótesis central es que: “el proceso de reforma del Estado panameño está inconcluso hasta tanto no se dimensione que las normas legalmente constituidas deben convertirse en procesos de cambio a nivel de prácticas cotidianas de la gente”. Para ello usan la imagen de un témpano para ilustrar que debajo de lo visible, las normas formales, hay un tema que no se está viendo, pero sí viviendo y que merece ser comprendido. Estas son las normas informales. Obviamente, desafiar la hipótesis implica, en principio, reconocer el tipo de estado que existe y el tipo de estado deseable para el desarrollo humano.

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