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 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 Argentina HDR is a document on people’s perception of human development and the possibilities for, and threats to, human development. The report analyses Argentineans' perception of themselves and their society.