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.
The sixth Human Development Report for Bangladesh explores the concept of Sustainable Livelihoods. An attempt is made to define this – still relatively new concept – and to use it for analyzing the state of Human Development in Bangladesh.
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.
This report summarizes the history and current status of sustainable human development in China, focus attention on the outstanding challenges to be overcome, and make broad policy recommendations for tackling them.
This report is devoted to the concept of human development. This encompasses a broader perspective than the UNDP concept of human development. For example, the report includes such issues as religious faith and devotion, morality and value systems.
The 1996 Bangladesh report gives equal weight to two different approaches to assess human development and poverty, an analytical study by academics using data and survey results and a comprehensive participatory appraisal by poor people themselves.