Charting the Progress of the Millennium Development Goals in the Arab Region: A Statistical Portrait, 2009 - ESCWA


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ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/SD/2009/Technical Paper.5

Publication Type: Reports & studies

Cluster: Statistics, Information Society and Technology

Focus Area: Statistics, 2030 Agenda

Keywords: Arab countries, Education, Employment, Empowerment, Gender equality, Health statistics, Hunger, Maternal mortality, Poverty, Reproductive health, Social statistics, Statistical data

Charting the Progress of the Millennium Development Goals in the Arab Region: A Statistical Portrait, 2009

January 2011

This report provides indepth analysis of the gains and setbacks on the path towards achieving the MDGs. The report sets out a comparison of subnational, national, subregional and regional trends, providing policymakers and planners with insight, and serving as a source of information to stimulate regional cooperation opportunities that support member countries in their efforts to achieve the MDGs.

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
              Table 1.1: Population below 1.25$, 2$ (PPP) per day
              Table 1.2: Population below national poverty line
              Table 1.3: Poverty gap ratio
              Table 1.4: Share of poorest quintile in national income or consumption
              Table 1.5: Growth rate of GDP per person employed
              Table 1.6: Employment-to-population ratio
              Table 1.7: Proportion of own account and contributing family workers in total employment
              Table 1.8: Prevalence of underweight (moderate and severe)
              Table 1.9: Undernourished population
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
              Table 2.1: Net enrolment ratio in primary education
              Table 2.2: Proportion of pupils starting grade 1 who reach grade 5
              Table 2.3: Literacy rate of 15-24 year-olds
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
              Table 3.1: GPI in Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary level enrolment
              Table 3.2: Share of women in wage employment in the non-agricultural sector
              Table 3.3: Seats held by women in national parliament
Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
              Table 4.1: Under-five mortality rate
              Table 4.2: Infant mortality rate
              Table 4.3: Children 1 year-old immunized against measles
Goal 5: Improve maternal health
              Table 5.1: Maternal mortality ratio
              Table 5.2: Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel
              Table 5.3: Contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR)
              Table 5.4: Adolescent birth rate
              Table 5.5: Antenatal care coverage for at least one visit
              Table 5.6: Unmet need for family planning
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
              Table 6.1: Death rate associated with tuberculosis
Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
              Table 7.1: Land area covered by forest
              Table 7.2: Carbon dioxide emissions per capita
              Table 7.3: Consumption of all ozone-depleting substances
              Table 7.4: Proportion of total water resources used
              Table 7.5: Proportion of population with sustainable access to an improved water source
              Table 7.6: Proportion of population with access to improved sanitation
Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development
              Table 8.1: Telephone lines, cellular subscribers, and Internet users Per 100 population


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