The Human Development Index has been applied for the first time in Venezuela as a result of the fifth anniversary of the UN. Their results are an important information source for planning and for restructuring and modernization of state processes.
The main message of the 1995 HDR is that it is necessary that Human Development incorporate gender issues. If the purpose of development is to enlarge everybody’s opportunities, the ongoing exclusion of women from many opportunities of life distorts the development process totally.
State of the Nation 1995 report’s aim is to establish an “observatory of development” that allows citizens to understand and be involved with the opportunities and potentialities of the development process, in a systematic and rigorous way.
The main subjects of this report are public expenditures, decentralization and human development. The report analyzes the provision of public resources assigned to social sectors in states of the country and their relationship to progress and deprivations in human development.
This report provides a wide overview of Uruguay's development over the past fifteen years from a Human Development perspective. The report discusses economic growth, poverty evolution, forms and degrees of inequality and democracy.
In addition to considering the subjects of the previous report, this second report focuses on the rural world. It tries to understand different circumstances that affect people living in the countryside.