MDGs,,,, GOALs,,, TARGETs and MONITORs (INDICATORs) (3, 4, 5)


GOAL 3 Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women


1. Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education, no later than 2015


Quick Facts

* In 2008, there were 96 girls for every 100 boys enrolled in primary school, and 95 girls for every 100 boys in secondary school in developing regions.

• The share of women employed outside of agriculture remains as low as 20 per cent in Southern Asia, Western Asia and Northern Africa.

• The global share of women in parliament continues to rise slowly and reached 19 per cent in 2010 — far short of gender parity.



3.1 Ratios of girls to boys in primary, secondary and tertiary education
3.2 Share of women in wage employment in the non-agricultural sector
3.3 Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament


GOAL 4: Reduce Child Mortality



1. Reduce by two thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the mortality rate of children under five


Quick Facts

* The number of children in developing countries who died before they reached the age of five dropped from 100 to 72 deaths per 1,000 live births between 1990 and 2008.

* Almost nine million children still die each year before they reach their fifth birthday.

* The highest rates of child mortality continue to be found in sub-Saharan Africa, where, in 2008, one in seven children died before their fifth birthday.

* Of the 67 countries defined as having high child mortality rates, only 10 are currently on track to meet the MDG target.


 Monitoring  :  

4.1 Under-five mortality rate

4.2 Infant mortality rate

4.3 Proportion of 1 year-old children immunized against measles





1. Reduce by three quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio

2. Achieve, by 2015, universal access to reproductive health


 Quick Facts    

* More than 350,000 women die annually from complications during pregnancy or childbirth, almost all of them —

99 per cent — in developing countries.

• The maternal mortality rate is declining only slowly, even though the vast majority of deaths are avoidable.

• In sub-Saharan Africa, a woman’s maternal mortality risk is 1 in 30, compared to 1 in 5,600 in developed regions.

• Every year, more than 1 million children are left motherless. Children who have lost their mothers are up to 10 times more

likely to die prematurely than those who have not


 Monitoring  :

 5.1 Maternal mortality ratio

5.2 Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel

 5.3 Contraceptive prevalence rate

5.4 Adolescent birth rate

5.5 Antenatal care coverage (at least one visit and at least four visits)

5.6 Unmet need for family planning

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