This chapter begins with a brief look at Yemen’s history and its emergence as a modern nation State. Its political structure, process of political development and governance are described, along with plans and programmes of the Government to meet various development challenges. The human development situation is then considered, noting progress made in the recent past. Along with an assessment of poverty in Yemen, the facts surrounding economic growth and management of natural resources, coupled with government plans and goals, are presented in brief. The overall picture of external assistance to Yemen is also provided. A statement about major development challenges, as perceived by the ADR mission, concludes this chapter.

Related Subject(s): Economic and Social Development
Countries: Yemen
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