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.
The NHDR 2002 focuses on the issue of rural development, as over 40% of the country's population currently lives in rural areas. The Report thus provides a detailed comparative analysis of human development for the second largest population group in the country.
This year's Report focuses on "work and well-being" and addresses the issue of providing employment of quality. The Report aims at highlighting the relationships between growth, employment, poverty and human development.