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Meeting the MDGs in Africa (UN ECA MDG presentation.ppt)

Meeting the MDGs in Africa (UN ECA MDG presentation.ppt)

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From www.un.org/Depts/rcnyo/newsletter/Webmaterial/ECA%20MDG%20presentation.ppt
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Meeting the MDGs in Africa
“A question of unrelentingconcern rather thandespair”-Barcelona DevelopmentAgenda
 
 
Meeting the MDGs in Africa
The advent of MDGs and Africa’s commitmentcoincided with a transition period from structuraladjustment to PRSPs.
MDGs are relevant (sets benchmarks); necessary(MDGs as ends but also means); and urgent (time-bound targets) for Africa, given the low initial humandevelopment for most African countries
 The key point lies in the range of issues that MDGsraise, in terms of the fundamental developmentproblem the continent faces today and the necessarypolicy interventions to address this problem
Context
 
 
MDGs at a glance: levels andtrends
CONTD
Goals and TargetsNorth AfricaSub-SaharanAfricaG1 Poverty 
 T.1 Halve povertyOn trackNot on track T.2 Reduce hunger by halfOn track, minimalchangeNot on track, minimalchange
G2 Primary Education
 
 T.3 Achieve Universal Primary EducationmetProgress, but lagging
G3 Gender Equality
 
 T.4.1 Equal Girls’ enrolment in primaryschool
 
metProgress, likely toachieve target T.4.2 Equal Girls’ enrolment in secondary schoolMet Not on track, nochange T.4.3 Literacy parity between young men andwomenLagging, likely toachieveLagging, unlikely toachieve target T.4.4 Women’s representation in nationalparliamentProgress but lagging,unlikely to achieveProgress but unlikelyto achieve target
G4 Child mortality
 
 T.5.1 Reduce under-5 mortality by two-thirdsmetNot on track, minimalchange T.5.2 Measles immunization (85% of populationat risk)metNot on track, minimalchange

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