Human Development Reports

  • SADC Regional Development Report 2000SADC Regional Development Report 2000Jun 8, 2000The Regional Human Development Reports serve as an advocacy tool to advance the development of a common approach to the national and regional dimensions of governance in the SADC Bloc. This report examines the state of human development in the SADC region and highlights common governance issues, as well as opportunities, challenges and threats to SADC regional co-operation and integration.

  • Human Development Report 2011Human Development Report 2011Nov 2, 2011Human Development Report 2011: "Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All" argues that environmental sustainability can be most fairly and effectively achieved by addressing health, education, income, and gender disparities together with the need for global action on energy production and ecosystem protection.

  • Human Development Report 2010Human Development Report 2010Nov 20, 2010This 20th anniversary edition features introductory reflections by the Nobel Prize–winning economist Amartya Sen, who worked with series founder Mahbub ul Haq on the conception of the first Human Development Report and contributed to and inspired many successive volumes.

  • Europe and CIS Regional Human Development Report 2008Europe and CIS Regional Human Development Report 2008Dec 15, 2008The report draws on data from an innovative six-country research study conducted by UNDP together with Oxford University researchers and local social research institutes and organisations of people living with HIV that looked at exclusion in the health, education and employment sectors from the point of view of people living with HIV.

  • Arab Human Development Report 2009Arab Human Development Report 2009May 26, 2009Arab Human Development Reports (AHDRs) engage institutions and citizens in the Arab countries in global concerns so as to build understanding and consensus around regional and national development priorities.

  • Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2012Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2012May 10, 2012Asia-Pacific not only has many of the world’s most climate-exposed territories, it is also home to millions of the most vulnerable people.

  • Papua New Guinea National Human Development ReportNov 26, 2014This report aims to provide information and national as well as international case study experiences to assist decision-making in the country.

  • Human Development Report for Latin America 2013-2014Human Development Report for Latin America 2013-2014Nov 12, 2013This report analyzes the phenomenon of citizen security in-depth, studying successful experiences, and proposing concrete recommendations for improvements.

  • Somalia Human Development Report 2012Somalia Human Development Report 2012Sep 28, 2012The new report – which is based on surveys conducted in more than 3,000 households in south central Somalia, Puntland and Somaliland - reveals that although the majority of Somali youth believe they have a right to be educated (82%) and a right to decent work (71%), they feel disempowered by multiple structural barriers built into the family, institutions, local government and society at–large.

  • Human Development Report 2006 - Beyond scarcity: Power, poverty and the global water crisisDec 1, 2006

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