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Mdgs development challenges and opportunities a regional profile

MDGs, Development Challenges and Opportunities A Regional Profile

Jean-Etienne Chapron

Statistical Division

UN Economic Commission For Europe


Millennium development goals
Millennium Development Goals Profile

  • Goal 1. Eradicate extreme poverty & hunger

  • Goal 2. Achieve universal primary education

  • Goal 3. Promote gender equality and empower women


Millennium development goals1
Millennium Development Goals Profile

  • Goal 4. Reduce child mortality

  • Goal 5. Improve maternal health

  • Goal 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

  • Goal 7. Ensure environmental sustainability

  • Goal 8. Develop a global partnership for development


Goal 1 eradicate extreme poverty hunger
Goal 1. Eradicate extreme poverty & hunger Profile

% of Population below $1 (1993PP) a day


Goal 1 eradicate extreme poverty hunger1
Goal 1. Eradicate extreme poverty & hunger Profile

  • Is the $1 threshold relevant in Southeast European countries ?

  • The use of national poverty lines is recommended.

  • The Albanian case shows that incidence of poverty is very different in urban and rural areas.


Goal 1 eradicate extreme poverty hunger2
Goal 1. Eradicate extreme poverty & hunger Profile

% of underweight children under 5 years of age (1995 – 2000)


Millennium development goals2
Millennium Development Goals Profile

  • Goal 1. Eradicate extreme poverty & hunger

  • Goal 2. Achieve universal primary education

  • Goal 3. Promote gender equality and empower women


Goal 2 achieve universal primary education
Goal 2. Achieve universal primary education Profile

Gross enrolment ratio in primary education (2000)


Goal 2 achieve universal primary education1
Goal 2. Achieve universal primary education Profile

Proportion of pupils starting grade 1 who reach grade 5


Goal 2 achieve universal primary education2
Goal 2. Achieve universal primary education Profile

  • Southeast European countries are very close to the achievement of universal primary education.

  • The development challenge might be elsewhere. See the following table on secondary level.


Goal 2 achieve universal primary education3
Goal 2. Achieve universal primary education Profile

Net enrolment ratio at secondary level


Millennium development goals3
Millennium Development Goals Profile

  • Goal 1. Eradicate extreme poverty & hunger

  • Goal 2. Achieve universal primary education

  • Goal 3. Promote gender equality and empower women


Goal 3 promote gender equality and empower women
Goal 3. Promote gender equality and empower women Profile

Ratios of girls to boys in primary, secondary, and tertiary education


Goal 3 promote gender equality and empower women1
Goal 3. Promote gender equality and empower women Profile

Share of women in non-agricultural employment


Goal 3 promote gender equality and empower women2
Goal 3. Promote gender equality and empower women Profile

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament (2002)


Goal 3 promote gender equality and empower women3
Goal 3. Promote gender equality and empower women Profile

  • The elimination of gender disparity in education is almost achieved in Southeast Europe.

  • In the context of significant unemployment, the share of women in non-agricultural employment has not decreased.

  • It is necessary to add information on the nature of jobs of women, and the level of their wages in comparison to men.

  • The participation of women in political power is fairly limited in all seven countries.


Millennium development goals4
Millennium Development Goals Profile

  • Goal 4. Reduce child mortality

  • Goal 5. Improve maternal health

  • Goal 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

  • Goal 7. Ensure environmental sustainability

  • Goal 8. Develop a global partnership for development


Goal 4 reduce child mortality
Goal 4. Reduce child mortality Profile

Under-five mortality rate per 1,000 live births (2000)


Goal 4 reduce child mortality1
Goal 4. Reduce child mortality Profile

Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births


Goal 4 reduce child mortality2
Goal 4. Reduce child mortality Profile

  • Under-five and infant mortality have been significantly reduced in the recent years in Southeast European countries.

  • There is still a gap between Southeast Europe and Western Europe.


Millennium development goals5
Millennium Development Goals Profile

  • Goal 4. Reduce child mortality

  • Goal 5. Improve maternal health

  • Goal 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

  • Goal 7. Ensure environmental sustainability

  • Goal 8. Develop a global partnership for development


Goal 5 improve maternal health
Goal 5. Improve maternal health Profile

Maternal mortality ratio per 100,000 live births(1995)


Millennium development goals6
Millennium Development Goals Profile

  • Goal 4. Reduce child mortality

  • Goal 5. Improve maternal health

  • Goal 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

  • Goal 7. Ensure environmental sustainability

  • Goal 8. Develop a global partnership for development



Goal 6 combat hiv aids malaria and other diseases1
Goal 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases Profile

Prevalence and death rates associated with tuberculosis per 100,000 population (2000)


Goal 6 combat hiv aids malaria and other diseases2
Goal 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases Profile

  • Southeast European countries are experiencing a dramatic increase of HIV/AIDS epidemic, similarly to Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

  • However, statistics of reported new cases are subject to social and cultural bias, which may impact the reliability of growth rates.


Millennium development goals7
Millennium Development Goals Profile

  • Goal 4. Reduce child mortality

  • Goal 5. Improve maternal health

  • Goal 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

  • Goal 7. Ensure environmental sustainability

  • Goal 8. Develop a global partnership for development


Goal 7 ensure environmental sustainability
Goal 7. Ensure environmental sustainability Profile

CO2 emissions per capita (metric tons)


Goal 7 ensure environmental sustainability1
Goal 7. Ensure environmental sustainability Profile

Proportion of population with sustainable access to an improved water source (2000)


Goal 7 ensure environmental sustainability2
Goal 7. Ensure environmental sustainability Profile

Proportion of urban population with access to improved sanitation (2000)


Millennium development goals8
Millennium Development Goals Profile

  • Goal 4. Reduce child mortality

  • Goal 5. Improve maternal health

  • Goal 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

  • Goal 7. Ensure environmental sustainability

  • Goal 8. Develop a global partnership for development


Goal 8 develop a global partnership for development
Goal 8. Develop a global partnership for development Profile

  • The majority of targets associated to this goal are specific to least developed countries, Africa, landlocked countries, and small island developing countries.

  • Strategies for decent and productive work for youth will be adressed by ILO in the future years. Some aspects may be relevant to Southeast European countries.


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