Gender

The Human Development Strategy, while providing people with opportunities to develop their capacities, must place people at its center and, as such, give high priority to gender equality since gender equality really represents a keystone of human development that stresses sustainable productivity

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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.

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The Cambodian report is mainly descriptive one focusing on the subject of gender disparities in economic and social opportunities. It looks at the cultural and legal context such as the importance of old Khmer kinship structures for women’s position in Cambodia.

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Year: 1998
Type: National Reports
Region: Africa
Country: Niger

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The Report provides an assessment of human development in Benin with a focus on the situation of women and their access to development opportunities.

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This report is the result of the first Human Development Index study in El Salvador at a departmental level, disaggregated by geographical area (rural and urban) and by sex.

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Year: 1997
Type: National Reports
Region: Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Country: Turkmenistan

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The special focus of the report is the situation of Philippine women. It tracks progress in gender equality over the years; the kind of discrimination women have had to overcome and still have to overcome; the hazards they face in the workplace.

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The Palestine HDR does an excellent job of focusing on gender when discussing development issues. Nearly all figures, from unemployment to the breakdown of foreign aid by sector include information on the role of women.

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