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.
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.