1997

The report seeks to inform about the situation and issues involved in sustainable human development in the country.

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The first section of the report deals with the particularities of Kuwaiti society, both the natural and environmental as well as social and demographic.

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This report tackled important dimensions concerning social spending for HD: the importance of the reallocation of public resources, the role of social assistance and insurance in alleviating poverty.

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Poverty

The first ZDHR was produced in 1997 with Poverty as its theme. It reviewed the progress and challenges that Zambia faced during the 1990s in promoting human development, and showed that poverty was high in Zambia with nearly 70% of the population below the poverty line.

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the report gives a detailed profile of the status of human development in the country, offers more explanation of the causes of poverty and more evaluation of national poverty policies and programmes, and deals in more depth with the issue of decentralized governance for poverty eradication.

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Year: 1997
Type: National Reports
Region: Africa
Country: Togo

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The Swaziland HDR gives a fairly comprehensive overview of the status of human development in the country, including a profile of income poverty. The report is also noteworthy for proposing poverty reduction as a central priority of the country’s national long-term perspective plan.

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Year: 1997
Type: National Reports
Region: Africa
Country: Niger

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The Namibian Human Development Report 1997 is the result of a collaboration between the UNDP and the following UNAIDS co-sponsors in Namibia: WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA.

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Year: 1997
Type: National Reports
Region: Africa
Country: Mauritania

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