Arab Regional Human Development Reports

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2002 Report: Creating Opportunities for Future Generations

An accurate diagnosis of a problem is an important part of the solution. It is precisely for this reason that the Regional Bureau for Arab States has commissioned a group of distinguished Arab intellectuals to produce the Arab Human Development Report. The wealth of unbiased, objective analysis itmore

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2003 Report: Building a Knowledge Society

The first Arab Human Development Report (AHDR 2002) addressed the most important development challenges facing the Arab world at the beginning of the third millennium. This second Report continues the process by examining in depth one of these challenges: the building of a knowledge society in Arabmore

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2004 Report: Towards Freedom in the Arab World

The Arab world finds itself at a historical crossroads. Caught between oppression at home and violation from abroad, Arabs are increasingly excluded from determining their own future.   Freedom in its comprehensive sense, incorporates not only civil and political freedoms (in other words,more

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2005 Report: Towards the Rise of Women in the Arab World

“Towards the Rise of Women in the Arab World” is the fourth issue in the UNDP-sponsored series of Arab Human Development Reports. It concludes a comprehensive analysis of development deficits affecting the region by examining shortfalls in women’s empowerment.   The Report opens with a surveymore

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2009 Report: Challenges to Human Security in the Arab Countries

This is the fifth volume in the series of Arab Human Development Reports sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and independently authored by intellectuals and scholars from Arab countries.   Like its predecessors, this Report provides eminent Arab thinkers a platformmore

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Challenges to Human Security in the Arab Countries

The fifth volume in the series of Arab Human Development Reports sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme and independently authored by intellectuals and scholars from Arab countries. The report argues that human security is a prerequisite for human development, and that the widespread absence of human security in Arab countries undermines people's options.

Database of Human Development Reports

The HDR is an independent publication commissioned by UNDP. Its editorial autonomy is guaranteed by a resolution of the General Assembly (A/RES/57/264). HDRs at the regional, national and local levels take the human development approach to the regional or country level and are prepared and owned by regional and national teams.


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