The 1996 Guyana NHDR looks into the population, geography, natural resource and environmental context in Guyana. Data on Guyana’s HDI and ranking are reviewed, and the three components of the HDI are examined.
The third HDR on Costa Rica enlarges upon the subjects treated in previous reports, disaggregating the analysis to identify equity gaps. As with previous reports, the authors find Costa Rica to be a society in the midst of rapid and far-reaching changes.
The main focus of the report is the decentralization process in Chile and its implications for the geographic equity of human development. The authors note a strong inequality among the Chilean regions and municipalities.
The series of national and sub-national Human Development
Reports has led to path breaking initiatives in Brazil. In 1997, leading
think tanks completed an Atlas of Human Development focusing on conditions of life in the state of Minas Gerais, further disaggregating