The report proposes a “three-dimensional” LHDI, which reflects the philosophy of the global HDI. The LHDI differs from the HDI in the particular sub-indices used and in the different measurements available in public statistics or administrative sources.
The report looks at the current social welfare crisis and identifies nine emerging crisis zones, considered as direct consequences of the significant changes which have taken place in the political and economic fields during the previous six to eight years.
In addition to considering the subjects of the previous report, this second report focuses on the rural world. It tries to understand different circumstances that affect people living in the countryside.