This report is an overall status report on post-war BiH as analyzed and presented by Bosnian experts. It has been widely acclaimed as a landmark compendium of the political, social and economic issues facing BiH. During the period of review, the country was going through a multi-faceted transition; from war to peace, from emergency aid to development assistance, from centrally planned economy to free market, and most importantly from socialism to democracy.
In 1997 and early 1998 Belarus continued its intensive efforts to overcome the crisis in economy, conduct reforms and move towards achieving the priorities laid out in the National Sustainable Development Strategy up until the Year 2010.
The Azerbaijan report of 1998 focuses on the country's progress toward social cohesion and the factors influencing this process. It provides an updated calculation of Azerbaijan's Human Development Index (HDI) and discusses variation in the HDI over time and across sectors.
Each of the authors has tried to analyse recent developments in his or her respective field from the perspective of the changing role of the state in an inter-linkage with the Armenian mentality, tradition, realities, resources and current capacities. The general conclusion contained in this report suggests that the role of the state in Armenia as a catalyst of sustainable human development could be enhanced and sustained by accepting and promoting other players and interested parties.