The report looks at four areas, or dimensions, of inequity:
- Economic inequality
- Social inequality
- Political inequality
- Inequalities in access to justice
The report is the only national source for important indicators such as the Human Development Index (HDI), Inequality-adjusted HDI (IHDI), Gender Inequality Index (GII), and Multidimensional Poverty Index (IPM), which are disaggregated at the sub-national level – departments and municipalities.
In addition, for the first time in the history of the publication of the National Human Development reports, a DevInfo 6.0 adaptation called INDH Info 11 allows anyone with an Internet connection to access the data and to create tables, graphs, and maps. The database is available on the official website of the report at: http://www.undp.un.hn/INDH_2011.htm and 3,000 CDs have already been distributed among stakeholders.
INDH ’11 Info is expected to become an important resource for researchers, planners, and decision-makers (the primary users of these indicators) to perform analysis of the economic and social national situation of the country, or to use the generated maps as reference when designing policies, strategic plans, and national planning documents.
A series of presentations organized to familiarize development actors in Honduras with the development tool have so far been attended by about 2,000 people. Most participants access the database online, while others choose to access the desktop version via a CD-rom.
The tool has already attracted interest from various groups like the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation (SEPLAN), which intends to use the information to support its work in development planning at the regional level.
Data making a difference.
For more information, please contact Jose Velez at email@example.com or Norma Garcia at norma.garcía@undp.org, Foresight Unit and UNDP Strategy Honduras.