Human Development

  • National Human Development Report 2009/2010May 1, 2010National Human Development Report 2009/2010

  • Human Development as the Focus of Local Self-Government: HERE AND NOW!Jul 12, 2013Human Development as the Focus of Local Self-Government: HERE AND NOW!The main idea of authors of this National Human Development Report (NHDR) is that the level of human development in the Kyrgyz Republic is defined by the development of local self-government (LSG). The report for the first time in Kyrgyzstan offers a fresh look at local self-government not only as a system of governance designed to tackle a range of issues on a local level, but also as an environment and an essential condition for human development. For the first time in the history of human development reports in the Kyrgyz Republic, the Human Development Index (HDI) was calculated not only at the national level, but also at the level of each municipality and the local self-government. This approach helped the team of authors to reveal interesting relationships between human development and the development of local self-government, including those related to the level of trust in the leaders of local self-governments, local budgets and other aspects of local government.


National Human Development Report is a flagship publication of the UN Development Programme prepared by an independent team of authors. The first report was published in 1992, and since then, national teams of authors with UNDP’s support prepare national HDRs. Currently there are over about 700 reports published worldwide. They analyze national policies in terms of human development through research and consultations led at the local level. The national human development reports highlight many of the key development challenges starting from climate change and unemployment among young people to gender and ethnic inequalities.