The Estonian Human Development Report
The Estonian Human Development Report (EIA) is a biennial report that includes data compiled by renowned Estonian researchers and descriptions of Estonia’s socio-economic development. The EIA is a knowledge-based reflection of Estonia’s reality and development choices, which provides a basis for decisionmakers in politics, economics and other fields of activity.
The methodology of the report is based on an international standard of the Human Development Reports that have been published by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) since 1990. Taking into account many indicators, the countries of the world are ranked annually based on the Human Development Index, which helps compare the actual life quality of the people in various countries.
The Human Development Report has been published in Estonia since 1995, and since 2006, it has been publishing by the Estonian Cooperation Assembly.
The thematic focus of the Human Development Report is established by the Council of the Estonian Cooperation Assembly. The publication of the EIA is financed by the Cooperation Assembly from its own budget.