Friday, July 24, 2009

Here the Arab Human Development Report

The Arab Human Development Report is out. It can be found HERE. Worthwhile reading - Rami Khouri says this about the report:
It’s bad enough for ordinary Arabs to sense large gaps in their personal quality of life and widespread dysfunction in the public management of their societies. It is much more painful – though always useful – for such self-awareness to be documented in a credible report by knowledgeable and honest Arab analysts.

This is the case with the publishing this week by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) of a painful new report on the condition of the Arab world that, most importantly in my view, highlights the spectrum of interlinked deficiencies that retard meaningful and sustainable Arab development. The “Arab Human Development Report 2009: Challenges to Human Security in the Arab Countries,” is the fifth such UNDP text since 2004, and the best one so far, in my view.


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