This report assesses Timor-Leste's human development progress in the context of the Millennium Development Goals. Then it focuses more specifically on poverty and the ways of reducing it, particularly through integrated rural development.
The third NHDR analyzes international trade and human development. Increasing international trade can benefit the economy and people of Lao PDR. But the benefits will depend on the nature and terms of trade, on government policy, and on the policies of trading partners.
"The Niger Delta is a region suffering from administrative neglect, crumbling social infrastructure and services, high unemployment, social deprivation, abject poverty, filth and squalor, and endemic conflict," says the report.
The report offers fresh insights into the complex arena of human development, from the perspective of a post-conflict context, making a strong case for breaking the cycle of violent conflict, creating and sustaining peace as the basis for capacity building for reconstruction and development.