Afghanistan Human Development Report 2004

01 Nov 2004


Afghanistan’s first NHDR was the product of a multidisciplinary team. This allowed the report to incorporate multiple perspectives, which was particularly appropriate given the kaleidoscopic nature of Afghanistan today. The authors tried to go beyond a simple presentation and analysis of human development indicators. Instead, the intention was to contextualize them in a broader framework, and to analyse possible causes, consequences and impacts. Given that the report is an introductory NHDR, the authors also tried to present theories and baselines upon which the upcoming cycle of biannual analyses could be based. Future reports will provide more detailed analyses of particular topics as well as concrete recommendations.

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