The Report team conducted a detailed analysis of the socioeconomic and environmental situation in the regions of Belarus and developed proposals for the national and regional authorities, focusing on the comprehensive development of territories that would secure the realization of competitive advantages.
Chilean society is at a crossroads. What do we expect of Chile? What do we want to change…. and keep? Who should take part in that debate? And, how should decisions be taken? Questions abound, and at different levels, covering both the issues under discussion as well as how they are tackled and discussed. Issues now arise that hitherto appeared impossible, and what before had appeared unattainable, is now plausible. New agents are appearing who are intent on changing things and flexing their muscles in society.
2016 Awards for Excellence in Human Developing Reporting Awardee
This report is about unlocking the development potential of the northern part of the country that is recovering from 20 years of violent civil war. The report shows what is possible when working in a challenging region. This report generated baseline data on the region and its human development challenges. And it has had a tangible impact, already shaping government and development partners’ policies and programming. The report has also influenced the National Poverty Reduction Strategy for the region.
The Uganda Human Development Report 2015 (2015 UHDR) focuses on development in Northern Uganda, broadly defined as the region covered by the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP).
The report applies one dominant notion of post conflict research - that is, restarting the engines of growth. This notion is applied to examine the abundant development opportunities, and the unique challenges associated with unlocking the economic potential of the PRDP region using the UNDP-inspired lens of human development. The underlying premise as stipulated by Amartya Sen is that development is not just about investments as we regard them (for instance infrastructure), important as they are. Nor is it about growth per se. Development is fundamentally about people and their wellbeing.
We highlight only some facts from the global Human De- velopment Report in order to put Estonian indicators into a broader context. For instance, according to the global report more than 15% of the world’s population, i.e. 2.2 billion people, live either in poverty or near the poverty line (this report placed the poverty line at 1.25 USD per day). If this limit were increased to 2.5 USD, almost half of the world population would be included among the poor. The global report also emphasises that 12% of the planet’s population suffers from chronic hunger and 80% lack adequate social protection.