The focus of the first Iran NHDR is to discern the role of an empowering social environment in the enlargement of human choices and to present a realistic profile of the country’s human development achievements.
The aim of this report is to stimulate the debate over human development issues and to act as a first step towards a greater focus on sustainable human development policies and programmes in the Pacific.
This regional HDR is a major step towards bringing ICT to the centre of the development debate. The Report's unique approach lies in its use of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)to measure and monitor the impact of ICTs on human development.
The Report highlights that free trade can benefit the poor of Asia-Pacific if countries adopt bold new policies that harness trade and economic growth to promote people’s well-being. It also highlights the important sub-regional variations in employment performance across the region.
The first Philippine Report on Human Development and Governance proved to be a powerful advocacy tool leading to a presidential directive that required local governments to devote at least 20 percent of internal revenue to human development priorities.