The central theme of the 2001 Report is human development across the generations. This approach allows an assessment of the consequences of fifteen years of transition, considering different strata of the population and their adaptation to the new socio-economic situation.
This report focuses on the future of the country. Its main thesis is that democratic governance is not only a challenge for the development of the country, but also a vital opportunity for bringing about qualitative changes in people’s lives.
The report focuses on the challenges and responses of the country in the sphere of human development. Given the particular geo-physical context of the Maldives, the country faces a set of unique challenges today.
The Sikkim HDR is the state’s first general HDR and as such, is an attempt to look at various overall and sectoral aspects of human development, as they relate to the development policies of the state.