The 2008 Human Development Report for the State of Meghalaya expresses concern at declining rates of human development in the state and presents recommendations for moving forward with progress. This Report is the first Human Development Report for the state and it highlights Meghalaya’s achievements, and assesses challenges and strategies for future development. The Report highlights the fact that previous development efforts were concentrated primarily in urban areas and acknowledges the need for a more equitable approach. It emphasizes the need to develop better and more accessible physical, social and economic infrastructure. The Report identifies the provision of support and development of the poor and backward groups as the highest priority going forward.