The Millennium Development Goals Eight Goals for 2015

Overall, the Kyrgyz Republic has made considerable progress in the achievement of the MDGs. The target benchmarks for a number of indicators for MDG 1, MDG 7 and MDG 8 have been already reached. There are also some changes in the government’s attitude towards the MDGs as they are reflected in key strategic documents.

Nevertheless, a number of goals still need of increased attention. According to the latest report, some of the goals will most likely not be achieved, including those related to reduction of maternal and child mortality rates, combating HIV/AIDS and gender equality. Structural problems in the economy, global financial crisis and the latest socio-political turbulences in the country mean that achieving MDGs will require even more efforts. As we observe the first negative effects of climate change on the progress towards MDGs, economy and social sectors require appropriate adjustment measures.

Setting up the MDG Coordinating Committee in the Kyrgyz Republic gave a new impetus to achieving MDGs.

Goals and indicators

Target value

Assessment of progress **

Goal 1 Radical reduction of extreme poverty

Successful

Extreme poverty level, %

12,9

Achieved

Percent of children under 6 who are underweight

3

Hardly possible

Percent of population consuming less than 2,100 calories per day

27,7

Hardly possible

Goal 2 Achievement of universal secondary education

Hardly possible

Literacy rate among boys aged 15-24 years, %

100

Hardly possible

Literacy rate among girls aged 15-24, %

100

Hardly possible

Percent of boys of primary school age who are pupils

100

Successful

Percent of girls of primary school age who are pupils

100

Possible

Goal 3 Promote gender equality and empower women

Hardly possible

Percent of university students who are women

50

Hardly possible

Women’s salaries as a percentage of men’s salaries

100

Hardly possible

Percent of economically active population who are women

50

Hardly possible

Percent of deputies to the Jogorku Kenesh who are women

30

Successful

Goal 4 Reduce child mortality

Hardly possible

Under-five child mortality rate per 1,000 live births

10,4

Hardly possible

Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births

8,5

Hardly possible

Percent of children vaccinated against measles

100

Successful

Goal 5 Improve maternal health

Hardly possible

Maternal mortality rate per 100,000 live births

15,7

Hardly possible

Percent of births attended by qualified personnel

100

Hardly possible

Percent of pregnant women who have anemia

25

Hardly possible

Goal 6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

Hardly possible

Percent annual growth in number of newly detected cases of HIV/AIDS

-

Incidence of malaria, cases per 100,000

0

Hardly possible

Incidence of tuberculosis, cases per 100,000

52

Hardly possible

Tuberculosis mortality rates, cases per 100,000

7

Possible, provided the downward trend begun in 2001 continues

Percent of cases of tuberculosis cases cured within the DOTS program

Growth

Hardly possible

Number of drug users

1200

Hardly possible

Incidence of brucellosis, cases per 100,000

12,8

Hardly possible

Goal 7 Ensure environmental sustainability

Possible***

Percent of country that is forested

6

Hardly possible

Percent of country in specially protected territories

10

Hardly possible

Percent of population with sustainable access to safe drinking water

90

Achieved****

Percent of population with sustainable access to sewerage

40

Hardly possible

Greenhouse gas emissions, tons of CO2 equivalent per capita

3,14

Achieved

Consumption of ozone-depleting substances, grams per capita

16

Achieved

Emissions of CO2, tons per capita

2,4

Achieved

Goal 8 Develop a global partnership for development

*****

External debt volume as a percentage of GDP

Develop a global partnership for development

Successful

Cost of external debt service as a percentage of value of exports of goods and services

8

Achieved

Level of unemployment among the youth, %

-

-

Number of telephones per 1,000 people

-

-

Number of employees per 1,000 who use computers at work

-

-

1.02 years
remaining
until 2015

1990 2015
Latest MDG Reports
Third Report on Progress Towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Kyrgyzstan

This report presents an analysis of trends and issues of inequality, poverty and identifies the main problems that hinder progress in achieving the objectives with consideration of the impact of the economic crisis and climate change.

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