Cambodia Human Development Report 199901 Jan 2000
Human development is the process of enlarging people's choices. While income is one of these choices, it is by no means the only one. Health, education, nutrition, access to social services, and individual freedoms are no less important in judging people's welfare.
In recent years, over 100 countries around the world have issued national human development reports with UNDP support. The national human development reports have played an important role in advocating the cause of human development and people-centered approach to national policy-making; in highlighting critical concerns, such as poverty or the rights of women and children, that may be of particular relevance in certain countries; and in focusing on intranational equity in economic and human development (say, across geographical regions, gender and income groups).