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|UNDP initiates Human Development Report “Reforms in Georgia”|
TBILISI. 21 September 2007 – Ongoing reforms and their impact to people’s lives will be the main subject of the Georgian National Human Development Report 2007. Today, at the specially convened session, the Advisory Committee discussed the Report development process.
Compiled by a group of the Georgian and international experts from academic and political circles, media and civil society, the Report will include the comprehensive information according to five main spheres of the reforms: economics, education, social issues and health, environment and energy, and judiciary and law enforcement.
The UNDP-chaired Advisory Committee, that will overlook the Report development, includes academics, media representatives, politicians, representatives of civil society and international organizations.
“As the Advisory Committee, we will work to ensure credibility and political independence of the Report,” said Robert Watkins, Head of UNDP, speaking at the meeting. “Our role is to advise rather that interfere leaving the judgement and expertise to the group of authors who will actually write the document.”
The launch of the Report is planned in February 2008.
Human development approach sees development as a process of enlarging people’s choices and building human capabilities enabling them to live a long and healthy life, have access to knowledge, have a decent standard of living, and participate in the decisions that affect their lives. Along with the economic indicators, human development envisions a range of key issues, such as social progress, equity, participation and freedom, sustainability, and human security.
Global Human Development Reports, annually published by the UN Development Programme, cover the situation worldwide, while the National Human Development Reports refer to the specific countries.
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