The Costa Rica NHDR 1998 presents five sub-themes: state of human development; equity and social integration; opportunities, stability and economic solvency; harmony with nature; strengthening democracy and good governance.
The Colombia HDR is mainly descriptive containing a great amount of statistics in the fields of health, poverty, income distribution, education and social expenditure. The report starts out by providing a good discussion on human development.
The Chilean report covers the theme of Human Security in an in-depth way using various methods of measuring this field. Two indices – one objective (ISHO) and the other one subjective (ISHS) – are introduced.
The core of the first Bolivia HDR is an analysis of the relationship between equity, competitiveness and institutions and the important role of a modern and proactive education. The Report also analyzes the condition for Human Development: population evolution and natural resources uses. Local development in these respects is the focus.