The Human Development Strategy, while providing people with opportunities to develop their capacities, must place people at its center and, as such, give high priority to gender equality since gender equality really represents a keystone of human development that stresses sustainable productivity
The 1998 Belize HDR "Placing People at the Centre of Our Development" discusses the origin and concept of human development, the Human Development Index (HDI), the Human Poverty Index (HPI), as well as other indexes and expenditure ratios.
The Cambodian report is mainly descriptive one focusing on the subject of gender disparities in economic and social opportunities. It looks at the cultural and legal context such as the importance of old Khmer kinship structures for women’s position in Cambodia.
The special focus of the report is the situation of Philippine women. It tracks progress in gender equality over the years; the kind of discrimination women have had to overcome and still have to overcome; the hazards they face in the workplace.