1996

Azerbaijan today faces challenges as well as opportunities in its strive for human development. As the second Human Development Report being published by the UNDP in Azerbaijan, the 1996 Report outlines the basic elements for a human development strategy, albeit in broad terms.

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The report introduces SHDI, which attempts to adapt the Human Development Index to the concept of sustainable human development. The index hopes to factor in environmental cost of the degree of attained development. The aim of this

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The report reflects a continuation of the debate on the concept of ‘Sustainable Human Development’ and provides a description of general trends and achievements. Emphasis continues to be given to the issue of inherited and newly emerging social and economic disparities.

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Year: 1996
Type: National Reports
Region: Asia and the Pacific
Country: Vanuatu

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This report is devoted to the concept of human development. This encompasses a broader perspective than the UNDP concept of human development. For example, the report includes such issues as religious faith and devotion, morality and value systems.

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The 1996 Bangladesh report gives equal weight to two different approaches to assess human development and poverty, an analytical study by academics using data and survey results and a comprehensive participatory appraisal by poor people themselves.

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The report is largely concerned with the problem of poverty and income distribution.

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The report focuses on the issue of why economic growth has not been translated into any substantial poverty reduction, and offers some explanations for this weak link.

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The Report is a brief report whose theme is “Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Human Development”. The Report underlines the importance of non-economic factors in causing poverty.

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The Nigeria Report is focused on poverty. The Report claims that the Structural Adjustment Programme, instituted in 1986, did little to improve the economic situation; in fact, it helped unleash forces of speculation rather than promote productive investment.

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