Achieving growth with equity
The 2008/2009 NHDR focuses on achieving growth with equity. Within the context of the country, it offers policy proposals on how to achieve sustained, long-term and inclusive growth in Nigeria. The report provides the framework for operationalizing the thrust of the 7-Point Agenda and the Fifth Development Plan of government.
The NHDR is noteworthy in its focus on human needs. It examines the pattern of growth of the Nigerian economy and identifies factors which, if addressed by governments (Federal, State and Local), the private sector, communities, NGOs and individuals, would increase growth, promote employment opportunities and increase labour productivity that distribute the benefits of growth more effectively.