Poverty and gender inequality is identified to be the main obstacles to Kenya's human development. Women form a disproportionately large proportion of the poor and the report tries to find the connection between the two.
Gender inequality is generally recognized as one of the main obstacles to development in the Arab Region. This volume of the Report focuses on the history and contemporary dynamics of Arab women's economic, political, and social empowerment.
The two main themes of this report are poverty and gender equality. The findings concerning poverty point to many disturbing trends: almost 11 percent of the population lives below the minimum subsistence level and the unemployment rate continues to increase, reaching 20 percent in 1999.