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.
The report provies a review of the progress made in human development in El Salvador since peace accords were signed in 1992. The report looks at human development through the social, economic, environmental and political aspects.
The first part of the HDR Ecuador 1999 is about the Human Development concept and its measurement. It considers such concepts as: poverty elimination, environmental politics and sustainability, governance, social and economical development aspects.
The report underlines the effects of the long lasting internal conflict on the evolution of human development. The analysis draws attention to the differences at the national and regional levels and between men and women.
The report argues that human settlement formation and sustenance rests on creating capacities to continuously resolve socio-cultural, political and economic problems and conflicts, as well as addressing issues related to the natural environment.