Human Development Report 2002

Deepening Democracy in a Fragmented World

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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.



Democratizing security to prevent conflict and build peace

Human development in its fullest sense requires democratic governance—with all people able to participate in the institutions and decisions that shape their lives and all those who hold power held accountable for their actions. Achieving human development also depends on peace and personal security.


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