Afrique

Poverty is a fairly recent field of interest in Burkina Faso. Before 1996 there were no special programs or strategies dealing with poverty issues in the country. The aim of the report is to assess the action undertaken in the field of poverty alleviation.

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The Report provides an assessment of human development in Benin with a focus on the situation of women and their access to development opportunities.

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The Angola NHDR 1998 focuses on governance and public administration and their impact on human development and social welfare. The report examines the contents and results of public policies in the economic and social fields.

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The Azerbaijan Human Development Report 1997 analyzes the state of social cohesion and recommends policies to improve the situation. In order to reveal inequalities, human development, in the light of economic growth and social cohesion, is discussed.

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Poverty

The first ZDHR was produced in 1997 with Poverty as its theme. It reviewed the progress and challenges that Zambia faced during the 1990s in promoting human development, and showed that poverty was high in Zambia with nearly 70% of the population below the poverty line.

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the report gives a detailed profile of the status of human development in the country, offers more explanation of the causes of poverty and more evaluation of national poverty policies and programmes, and deals in more depth with the issue of decentralized governance for poverty eradication.

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Year: 1997
Type: National Reports
Region: Africa
Country: Togo

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The Swaziland HDR gives a fairly comprehensive overview of the status of human development in the country, including a profile of income poverty. The report is also noteworthy for proposing poverty reduction as a central priority of the country’s national long-term perspective plan.

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Year: 1997
Type: National Reports
Region: Africa
Country: Niger

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The Namibian Human Development Report 1997 is the result of a collaboration between the UNDP and the following UNAIDS co-sponsors in Namibia: WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA.

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