The Senegal NHDR 2001 looks at the impact of governance on human development. In 2000 the first fully transparent elections were held in Senegal, testing the democratic capabilities of the state institutions, the press, civil society organizations and the public. The report gives a thorough analysis of the governance of Senegalese institutions, economic processes and social policies. The report argues that human development is not simply a result of economic processes; it also depends on the interaction between economic and social policies and modes of governance. The report finds that the form of governance exercised in Senegal has had a negative effect on the standard of living of the people and recommends that good governance is valued in future policy-making as a prerequisite for sustainable human development.