The concept of human development was initially illustrated by UNDP in its first global Human Development Report (HDR) published in 1990, and the concept has since become a fundamental cornerstone of UNDP policy. The global HDRs do not attempt to portray the full complexity of human development problems worldwide, but they do shed light on issues that are relevant to many countries, and provide a methodology for comparative human development research.
This project for NHDR 2017 is Kuwait’s first, since 1999. It is intended to highlight current human development issues and in particular, issues and recommendations for the educations system in Kuwait. The NHDR take the Global Human Development Report approach to the national level and is prepared and owned by national teams around national priorities, and is considered a policy advocacy document.
Publicly supported shifts in education policies, laws and/or positions of policy makers occur in line with human development, and Kuwait’s new NHDR will highlight issues and recommendations related to the field of education, a field that is of great importance for the human capital pillar of the Kuwait National Development Plan (KNDP).
UNDP is currently consulting and working with its local public partners in preparing the new report.