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Progress Towards a Better Quality of Life and Improved Social Well being in Tanzania

"This brief summarises Chapter 2 of the 2007 Poverty and Human Development Report (PHDR) for Tanzania. The 2007 PHDR provides key information and data on national indicators, provides a framework for determining a strategic approach to growth, and a…

A Framework for a Tanzanian Growth Strategy

"This brief is a summary of Chapter 9 of the 2007 Poverty and Human Development Report for Tanzania. The 2007 PHDR provides key information and data on national indicators gives a framework for determining a strategic approach to growth, and also pr…

Towards a Sustainable Social Security in Nigeria

"A comprehensive social security in Nigeria has the potential to significantly reduce economic insecurities and enhance economic efficiency, equity, growth, and stability given the dismal socio-economic statistics as captured by human development, …

Millennium Development Goals Progress Report

"The main conclusion is that Rwanda has the policies and programmes in place to achieve poverty reduction and human development but that it will not achieve all the MDG Targets by 2015. Good progress is being made for many, but the accelerated rate …

Human Development as a Pathway to Transformed and Peaceful Societies Trends from Kenya's Ungoverned Spaces

This paper deals with human development as an inclusive pathway to peace in Kenya, which is considered within the context of state capacity as well as the choices available to individuals. In many nations, peace and security are a function of sound …

Migration, Remittances, Labour Market and Human Development in Senegal

Ce titre est également disponible en français: Migration, transferts d’argent, marché du travail et capital humain au Sénégal. The objective of this study is therefore to understand how migration and remittances may affect labour market participat…

Beyond Country-level Averages: Construction of Sub-National Human Development Index for the Nigerian States

This study develops a comparable Human Development Index for sub national government in Nigeria. While built on the UNDP approach, we extend the generic framework to address challenges at the sub national level such as comparable indicator, data una…

Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for the Continent in 2018

In Chapter 1, African leaders describe initiatives to help the continent harness its potential to secure its future. African institutions—particularly the African Union, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank…

Potential Long-term Effects of COVID-19 on Economic and Human Development in Uganda

Using the International Futures model, this note explores the effect of COVID-19 on economic and human development in Uganda in the short and long term. The model examines different scenarios to gauge the damages inflicted on the Ugandan economy. Th…

Human Development as a Pathway to Transformed and Peaceful Societies: Governance and Development in Zimbabwe

This research document investigates the role of human development as a pathway to a transformed and peaceful Zimbabwe. It shows that the quality of governance and its impact on development outcomes matter. Periods of poor governance have exacerbated…

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