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

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