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Free State Legislature. Millennium Development Goals Report 2011 5 September 2011. FSL MDG Report 2011. State of the Free State Province Poverty, Job Creation and Economic Growth Less than 1.4% of population in the Province live on less than $1 per day

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Free State Legislature

Millennium Development Goals Report 2011

5 September 2011

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FSL MDG Report 2011
  • State of the Free State Province
  • Poverty, Job Creation and Economic Growth
  • Less than 1.4% of population in the Province live on less than $1 per day
  • More than 60% decrease in severe poverty since 1996
  • However 51% still poor
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FSL MDG Report 2011
  • Access to Education
  • 89% of children between ages of 7 and 17 in school
  • Gender breakdown 93% girls and 92% boys
  • Girls have a higher drop-out rate because of a high rate of teenage pregnancies
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FSL MDG Report 2011
  • Reducing the burden of disease
  • Free State may not attain the goal of reducing maternal deaths by two thirds by 2015 due to the high prevalence of HIV.
  • Prevalence rate of HIV in the Free State is currently 11.6%, which is higher than the national average
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FSL MDG Report 2011
  • Gender Equality
  • There was a slight increase in the number of girls enrolled in schools from 2002 – 2009 ( 1.1% )
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • 98.4% of FS population has access to running water either in their dwellings, on site or close by
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FSL MDG Report 2011
  • 10.6% of the population in the Free State does not have access to proper sanitation
  • Between 2002 – 2008 there was a 40.4% reduction in the use of bucket systems
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FSL MDG Report 2011
  • Free State Legislature Plans
  • The Free State Legislature is going to develop its own oversight mechanism for monitoring the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by the Free State Provincial Governmnent
  • To achieve this, the FSL has taken the following actions:
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FSL MDG Report 2011
  • MDG Oversight and Monitoring training conducted by Dr. Danny Boston and the National Democratic Institute
  • Focus Groups held throughout the Free State Province in order to gauge public opinion on the MDG’s
  • Public Hearings in Lejweleputswa and Fezile Dabi on the MDG’s
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FSL MDG Report 2011
  • The FSL has already developed a metric that will be used to assess Departmental performance on the MDG’s and which will provide a dashboard view of where intervention is urgently needed.
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FSL MDG Report 2011
  • Provincial Revenue
  • There are various factors that will have an impact on the Free State reaching the Millennium Development Goals, chief amongst these is the strain on Provincial revenue
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FSL MDG Report 2011
  • Provincial revenue will get strained due to the following factors:
  • Drop in population growth
  • Division of revenue in terms of population, and not needs
  • Focus on youth development and employment
  • High mortality rates
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FSL MDG Report 2011
  • Rapid increase in the number of households
  • Increased vulnerability of especially girl children due to the substantial increase in child-headed households