The report provides an overview of the historical development in Korea starting at the end of the Korea war. Results in terms of socio-economic indicators are analysed and a set of policies is suggested to obtain equal distribution of welfare.
The Honduras NHDR 1998 examines the relationship between social spending and human development, with a classification of the departments by levels of spending. In addition, municipalities are analyzed and data for the rural areas are provided.
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.
The 1998 Belize HDR "Placing People at the Centre of Our Development" discusses the origin and concept of human development, the Human Development Index (HDI), the Human Poverty Index (HPI), as well as other indexes and expenditure ratios.