6 Develop a global partnership for development

How's Iran doing?

While this goal aims to facilitate international development cooperation in order to provide access to the other seven goals, only four of the eight indicators are applicable to the Iranian context. These include dealing with the debt problems of developing countries, providing support for a decent work strategy, accessing affordable and essential drugs in developing countries and finally making the benefits of new technologies, in particular information and communication technologies (ICTs) available. For most of these indicators Iran has made progress, however the country needs greater stride in creating jobs and making the benefits of new technologies, especially ICTs and small-scale technologies available and accessible. There are no reliable estimates for the proportion of the population with access to affordable and essential medicines on a sustained basis.

What are the challenges?

A major challenge is building the institutional framework to put in place international cooperation for meeting the Millennium Development Goals. Furthermore in order to meet the recommended MGD targets through international development cooperation requires strengthening good governance as well as promoting human rights, especially the rights of children and women.

1.04 years
remaining
until 2015

1990 2015
Targets for MDG8
  1. Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system
    • Developing countries gain greater access to the markets of developed countries
    • Least developed countries benefit most from tariff reductions, especially on their agricultural products
  2. Address the special needs of least developed countries
    • Net Official development assistance (ODA), total and to the least developed countries, as percentage of OECD/DAC donors' gross national income
    • Proportion of total bilateral, sector-allocable ODA of OECD/DAC donors to basic social services (basic education, primary health care, nutrition, safe water and sanitation)
    • Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied
    • Market access
    • Debt sustainability
  3. Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States
    • Official development assistance (ODA) received in landlocked developing countries as a proportion of their gross national income
    • ODA received in small island developing States as a proportion of their gross national incomes
    • Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied
    • Market access
    • Debt sustainability
  4. Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries
    • Total number of countries that have reached their HIPC decision points and number that have reached their HIPC completion points (cumulative)
    • Debt relief committed under HIPC and MDRI Initiatives
    • Debt service as a percentage of exports of goods and services
  5. In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries
    • Proportion of population with access to affordable essential drugs on a sustainable basis
  6. In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications
    • Telephone lines per 100 population
    • Cellular subscribers per 100 population
    • Internet users per 100 population