Millenium Development Goals


Joint project to support the development of MDG-based policy and planning in Yemen.

Yemen selection as a Millennium Project country and short-listening for the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) threshold programme, has led to the welcome decision by the Government of developing and MDG-based PRSP medium term development plan. The need to urgently address the planning effortsmore


National Millennium Development Goals Report 2003

This report contains a clear identification of goals, targets, indicators, analysis of goal development and trends, indicative costing, as well as an overview of the challenges and supporting programmes and policies. It clearly demonstrates the agenda of the Yemeni government and its developmentmore


Yemen - National Millennium Development Goals Report 2005

Despite the substantial advancements on many development fronts, Yemen continues to face multi-dimensional challenges in its endeavor to pursue economic development, political reforms, and enhance peace and security in the region, especially in the post 11 September 2001 international context. Themore


Yemen - National Millennium Development Goals Report 2010

 The report implies that Yemen has a potential to meet some of the MDGs such as (i) universal primary education; (ii) reduce child mortality; (iii) halt and begin to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases if concerted efforts will be directed towards addressing some of themore

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Despite advancements on many development fronts, Yemen continues to face considerable development challenges. It ranks 133 out of 177 countries in the 2010 UNDP Human Development Index (0.439).


Progress in human and other development indicators, while steady, has been too slow to assure attainment of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 as indicated in the second Millennium Development Goals Report for Yemen (2010). However, the possibility of reaching the MDG on universal primary education, under-5 child mortality, and malaria and tuberculosis has not been ruled out.


Yemen faces long-term challenges; among which, high fertility rates and rapid population growth; lack of access to livelihood opportunities for the rural population, which counts 76% of the total population; and lack of basic infrastructure, such as schools, water scheme, health facilities, access roads and markets in many rural areas. The country is also facing a critical challenge related growing imbalances between the available water resources and consumption that will lead to further depletion of groundwater reserves.