The 2005 Human Development Report for Karnataka provides an objective evaluation of the development situation for the state. It analyzes the outcomes of state initiatives in areas such as education, nutrition, healthcare, sanitation, drinking water and employment. The Report also aims to explore ways in which services can be improved and delivered more efficiently and with more accountability. The Report acknowledges that state spending is imperative to human development, but acknowledges that spending alone cannot be equated with development. It provides a unique focus on vulnerable groups such as scheduled tribes, scheduled castes, and women and children. Clear analysis and recommendations allow the Report to serve both as a record of existing development and tool for future initiatives.