This first Report focuses on the interactions between sustainable livelihoods and human development in the context of globalization. The Report begins with a frank assessment of the human development status in the state.
Maharashtra's first HDR acknowledges the state's unique experience in human development, highlighting progress made in poverty eradication, education, health, employment and people's participation in local governance.
The Third Human Development Report records progress made on the human development agenda, reporting on action undertaken and on the uses of democracy for development. By doing so, it highlights substantial progress made in the access to primary and elementary education, now almost universalized.
The Report attempts to map the state of human development in India, looking in particular at gender equality and poverty. The Report breaks new ground in several areas by presenting the level of human development at State-level and in constructing indices such as a gender equality index.
The 2003 Tajikistan National Human Development Report on Improving Water Governance was launched at the International Fresh Water Forum in Dushanbe on August 30, where over 400 participants from 45 countries had gathered.
The NHDR 2003 provides a comprehensive analysis of the water situation in Kazakhstan and will serve as a foundation of Government as well as NGOs and private sector's actions. Regional development studies and MDGRs have revealed that water plays a key role in Kazakhstan's human development.
The Azerbaijan NHDR report of 2003 deals with the role of Information and New Technologies in Human Development. This builds on the Azerbaijani President's recent approval of a National ICT Strategy. The NHDR analyzes a small-scale survey on how introduction of ICT affects people's lives.