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Human Development Report 2002

Price: $ 22.95

This report examines political participation as a dimension of human development. It emphasizes the importance of political freedoms as a goal of human development, and explores how democratic institutions help promote economic and social progress. The Report examines power, politics and human development and presents the imperatives for continuous strengthening of democratic capacity within and across governments, institutions, and communities-- rich and poor.

-Examines the challenges for democracies young and old to broaden participation and strengthen accountability
-Calls for more democratic principles in global institutions to prevent further fragmentation in the world
-Argues that democratic governance of security forces is the way to build capacity for peace
-Proposes a framework of good governance that is just, equitable, and conducive to human development
-Surveys the main tools for measuring political and civil freedoms and their relationship to the Report's human development index (HDI)
-Presents the first-ever country-by-country ratings on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals

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