ERIC Number: ED439968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Latvia: Human Development Report, 1996.
United Nations Development Programme, Riga (Latvia).
This report, the second annual Human Development Report (HDR) for Latvia, investigates the accuracy of Latvia's 1995 ranking of 48th out of 174 countries in terms of human development in the most recent United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) global Human Development Report. The report also suggests measures that could significantly improve Latvia's position in the years ahead. The chapters are: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Human Development During the Transition--The Latvian Context"; (3) "Economic Policies and Changes in Living Standards"; (4) "Education Reform"; and (5) "Participation and Strengthening Civil Society." Common themes that recur throughout the text include: (1) the state is retreating and civil society must fill the gap; (2) distrust of the public sphere hinders human development; (3) freedom, responsibility, and opportunity are inextricably linked; and (4) human development can be promoted without increasing government expenditures. Nineteen statistical tables that correspond with indicators specified by the UNDP are appended. (Contains 127 references.) (EH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Development Programme, Riga (Latvia).
Identifiers - Location: Latvia