This report examines the latest progress towards achieving the MDGs. It reaffirms that the MDGs have made a profound difference in people’s lives.
Despite impressive strides forward at the start of the decade, progress in reducing the number of children out of school has slackened considerably.
High dropout rates remain a major impediment to universal primary education. An estimated 50 per cent of out-of-school children of primary school age live in conflict-affected areas.
Adjusted net enrolment rate ifor primary education, 2000 and 2012 (Percentage).
Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014.
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