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Arab Human Development Report 2004: Towards Freedom in the Arab World

April 2005


United Nations Development Program, Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, and the Arab Gulf Program for United Nations Development Organizations

This report, the third in the Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) series, sets out to provoke a spirited, considered debate among all dynamic societal forces in the Arab region to prepare the way for an Arab renaissance. Of all the impediments to an Arab renaissance, political restrictions on human development are the most stubborn. This report therefore focuses on the acute deficit of freedom and good governance...

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