|An HDR achieves
national ownership through a process that draws upon national
development actors and capabilities throughout preparation,
yielding a product
firmly grounded in the country’s past and existing development plans.
ownership implies a commitment to broad, collective ownership
different viewpoints. It also contributes to capacity
||Participatory and inclusive HDR preparation gathers together
diverse actors as
active partners. These include government, non-governmental,
non-academic players, both men and women, different ethnic
groups and so on.
|To maintain independence
of analysis, HDRs must contain objective assessments
based on reliable analysis and data. HDRs, while they
represent a process of
dialogue and consensus, are not a “consensus document”. They
reports in which the authors take ultimate responsibility
for the point of view.
||Quality human development policy analysis centres on people
and makes global,
regional and local connections. It also uses quantitative
and qualitative data to
support policy arguments and to measure and monitor human
advance. This results
in the formulation of sound policy messages and clearly
defined strategies to
advance human development goals.
|Clear and user-friendly
presentation maximizes the impact of a report. Attractive
visuals, fluid language and a creative style will engage
the interest of the target
audience and powerfully convey the report’s essential messages.
||An HDR should make its voice heard. This calls for an advocacy
generates awareness and dialogue, and influences national
A strategic plan covers outreach, communication, marketing
and monitoring of
results. It requires a solid financial commitment and