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.
Malawi's report comprises nine separate essays written by different researchers. The theme for Malawi's first report is "Sustainable social and human development in Malawi: towards poverty alleviation"
The Ghana NHDR 1997 reviews the overall trend and the state of human development in Ghana, longevity, education and livelihoods as well as participation in the decision making process and the management of people’s fate.