The main focus of the report is the decentralization process in Chile and its implications for the geographic equity of human development. The authors note a strong inequality among the Chilean regions and municipalities.
Whereas the first Polish NHDR summarized the first years of transition and emphasized the social cost of the process, the 1996 NHDR focused particularly on the themes of the Second UN conference on Human Settlements (HABITAT II), with particular reference to the critical housing situation in the
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.
The report presents the level of human development in the districts of Madhya Pradesh, provides a calculation of a district-level HDI and provides a database of outcomes, allowing the authors to set human development goals and targets.
The available statistics on Bangladesh and its people indicate the depth of deprivation prevailing for a major part of its large polpulation. In comparison with other countries in the region, Bangladesh scores low on human development.
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.