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The American Human Development Report 2008, currently under preparation, will take a fresh look at old problem to consider the obstacles that limit Americans' freedom to invest in themselves and their families. It will consider select issues American... Read more
The American Human Development Report 2008, currently under preparation, will take a fresh look at old problem to consider the obstacles that limit Americans' freedom to invest in themselves and their families. It will consider select issues American care about most, including: a decent education, good health, personal safety, a secure livellihood, a say in decisions that affect us, dignity and more.
Published annually since 1990 by Oxford University Press, the global Human Development Report is an authoritative source on development issues and a public policy tool. Today this model is replicated in over 140 countries. The American Human Development Report will be the first-ever such report on the US or any other developed country.
The Report will apply the Human Development Index to the US for the first time. This index offers easy-to-compare snapshots of different population groups' well-being, including men and women, different ethnic groups, the 50 states and 435 Congressional Districts. The index will be presented through maps and graphs in a hard copy report, and online in an interactive format.
The following are some of the features of the American Human Development Report:
· Unique, easily understood, numerical measure: the Human Development Index is readily grasped and reflects what most people believe are the very basic ingredients of human well-being -- health, education, and income.
· Comprehensive source of data: The Report will contain key social, economic, political, environmental and military data distilled from a vast array of primary sources and not found together anywhere else.
· Relevance + accessibility = impact: Avoiding social science jargon and using clear language and powerful graphics, the Report will be accessible enough to impact public opinion.
Actionable: The Report will describe successful policies in America and other wealthy nations, allowing policy makers to draw practical lessons for policy action locally or nationally.