Arab National Human Development Reports

cover Palestine - Human Development Report 2009–2010 [English][Arabic]. 2010
The Palestinian Human Development Report 2009/2010 "Investing in Human Security for a Future State" is the fifth volume in the series of Palestinian Human Development Reports. The Report begins with a presentation of traditional indicators of human development. It goes on to describe key mechanisms and processes driving fragmentation and political divisions in the OPT, explores their concrete effects on the human security of Palestinian men, women and children, and presents recommendations on how to reinforce conditions that will facilitate human security, end the occupation and assist Palestinians and the international community to create a sovereign and democratic Palestinian State.
cover Palestine - Human Development Report 2004 [English][Arabic]. 2004
The 2004 PHDR is an attempt to assess the various aspects of the Palestinian condition as a first step toward an integrated approach to the development of Palestinian individuals and society and to strengthen the social fabric needed to support our national liberation and development activities. To this end, each section of the report addresses these aspects from two perspectives. From the first perspective, the general Palestinian condition is assessed in order to gain an understanding of what exists, what is hoped for, and what is possible given internal and contextual challenges. The second perspective analyzes major forces influencing independence and development, such as occupation, external factors (especially international funding), and the role of Palestinian governmental organizations and NGO's. These lead to general and sector-specific recommendations for how efforts can be channeled in the most productive way possible.
cover Palestine - Human Development Report 2002 [English][Arabic]. 2002
The report suggests effective decentralization as a model of development and governance and asserts the need for people participation as a way to achieve sustainable human development. The report covers the period of 2000 - 2001 and was support by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.
cover Palestine - Human Development Report 1998 - 1999 [English][Arabic]. 1999
Successful planning for the interim stage and its management, and guiding performance to serve the Palestinian people effectively, called for a development policy that could operate under the restrictions of the current stage while maintaining ongoing efforts towards the establishment of the Palestinian state. Such a policy required a close observation of conditions on the ground, careful collection of data on various aspects of life, and in-depth and diligent analysis of the information gathered. It also required knowledge about the performance of Palestinian society before the establishment of the PNA, its performance under the PNA, the performance of the PNA itself, and the impact of external factors on overall performance of all actors. The Palestine Profile was divided into three main sections, and a fourth section that included the appendices. It monitored and evaluated the state of human development in Palestine and the factors impacting it, whether positively or negatively, and provided an analysis of political, social, health and economic conditions of the Palestinian people.
cover Palestine - Human Development Report 1996 - 1997 [English][Arabic]. 1997
The importance of the 1997 Palestine Human Development Profile lies in the fact that it is the first report published on human development in Palestine. The Palestine Profile gives a clear idea about the nature of existing problems and helps local and international (governmental and non-governmental) development institutions in their efforts to streamline the development process. It also provides a comparable basis for development achieved in Palestinian society with development achieved in other societies around the world. It highlights certain issues and problems that require more extensive study in the future. Part I addresses population issues and the development environment in Palestine. It examines development initiatives prior to the establishment of the PNA, and external influences on them. Part II addresses human development indicators in Palestine by focusing on its three main indicators (income, educational attainment, and life expectancy at birth). Part III discusses the near future under current conditions, and presents analyses, conclusions and recommendations. Last part provides a number of appendices including statistics and definitions of terms.

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