The Central Asian Gateway http://www.cagateway.org/ publishes the Central Asian HDR – The UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS (RBEC) has prepared the Regional Human Development Report for Central Asia titled “Regional Cooperation for Human Development and Security in Central Asia.”
The principal purpose of the proposed report is to promote a dialogue in Central Asia and among Central Asians to convince policy makers and other stakeholders that regional cooperation and integration are essential for long-term economic growth, poverty reduction and social stability, and thus for human development and security.
The report is also intended to provide a common platform for the international community, including and especially the UNDP and other UN Agencies, to advocate and support regional cooperation and integration in Central Asia. Ultimately, the hope is that the report will result in increased cooperation across borders in Central Asia so as to assure increased integration within the region and with the rest of the world, to enhance economic growth and social welfare, and to reduce the risks of political and social instability.
The report focuses principally on economic cooperation and integration among the five Central Asian countries of the CIS – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The report also considers access to and integration of Central Asia with its immediate neighbors – Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan and Russia – as well as with the rest of the world. (full text).
The report was prepared by a team of experts under the guidance of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS, in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank, and with financial assistance from the UN Human Security Trust Fund and the UN Foundation. Copyright © 2005 by the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. (full text).
full text of the report (268 pdf-pages);