Pakistan National Human Development Report 2003
This is the first National Human Development Report 2003 for Pakistan. The report examines new questions such as: How do distorted markets for goods and services result in the loss of income for the poor? How do local structures of power (landlords, local officials, etc…) deprive the poor of their income and assets?
The report examines the challenges and pitfalls of implementing decentralization reforms and articulates a multi-pronged strategy for overcoming poverty, based on an analysis of the processes of poverty and the structure of the national economy. For the first time, the report presents the HDI at the provincial and district levels.