National Human Development Report

Project description
UNDP has initiated a process of developing a Regional and National Human Development Reports with an overall objective to support national and regional poverty reduction and social inclusion advocacy efforts and policy development. Poverty and social inclusion analyses point to multiple determinates of the growing inequalities and entrenched poverty levels such as: (i) high unemployment; (ii) low public investment in health, education and social protection services, particularly in rural areas; (iii) the inability of the social protection system to buffer economic shocks and (v) the lack of solid social sector data and a system for monitoring vulnerabilities which makes the establishment and implementation of targeted policies and programmes very difficult.

The analytical process will culminate in preparation of a Regional Human Development Report (RHDR), with the objective to develop a common analytical approach to social inclusion that is applicable for countries from Central Europe to Central Asia. The Regional Report will provide examples of measurement methods as well as policy applications for addressing inequality, poverty, and social exclusion in a multi-national context and will examine social exclusion. The RHDR will be based on the individual inputs from the participating countries’ studies and a discussion of the results of a quantitative survey to produce comparable social exclusion indicators.

In parallel, the UNDP Country office will develop a National Human Development Report (NHDR) centered on social inclusion and the youth. The youth have been especially exposed to the effects of the transition. The sociological, economic and cultural aspects of youth have changed significantly as a result of demographic changes and changes in the social environment, individual and collective behaviour, family relationships and labour market conditions. The Report will examine social exclusion, both as processes and outcomes, around four different types of exclusions that people in the country can experience: Exclusion from economic, social, cultural and political life of the society where they live.

• Explore the issues related to social inclusion/exclusion on national and regional level and develop a common analytical approach to social inclusion;
• Improve the evidence base, by building a more robust statistical picture of patterns of exclusion developing a unified set of definitions and indicators/indices;
• Analyze policy impacts and options, providing guidance to policymakers on successful inclusive policy choices in the economic, social and cultural spheres;
• Support the Government in conducting comprehensive analysis of policies related to poverty reduction, anti-discrimination and human rights.

Focus Area
Knowledge and Policy Initiatives

Major Source of Funding
UNDP - Regional and National TRAC, USD 150,000.00

National level project

Project documents
National Human Development Report Pro-doc

Fact Sheet
17 NHDR.pdf

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