6 Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty

Where we are

 Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
To sustain themselves and to be able to survive, most people that live in villages grow their own corn, vegetables and fruits. © Mikhail Romanyuk

As a result of the two poverty reduction strategies (PRSs) implemented in Tajikistan, poverty, both relative and absolute (or extreme), tends to decrease consistently. From the start of implementation of the first PRS to date, the relative poverty has declined from 83.4 to 38.0% according to the last PRS progress report. This means that during this period, poverty was reduced by 2.3% per year on average. The extreme poverty ($1.08 PP per day) is currently at 15.0%, with an annual 3.2% decline on average, i.e. much higher than the overall poverty decline.

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1.03 years
remaining
until 2015

1990 2015
Targets for MDG1
  1. Reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day
    • Proportion of population below $1 (PPP) per day
    • Poverty gap ratio
    • Share of poorest quintile in national consumption
  2. Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people
    • Growth rate of GDP per person employed
    • Employment-to-population ratio
    • Proportion of employed people living below $1 (PPP) per day
    • Proportion of own-account and contributing family workers in total employment
  3. Reduce by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger
    • Prevalence of underweight children under-five years of age
    • Proportion of population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption