FACING THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS CHALLENGE: THE BANGLADESH STORY


FACING THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS CHALLENGE: THE BANGLADESH STORY 

SHEIKH HASINA MDG

MDG 1: ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY AND HUNGER

-Poverty rate has been reduced from 56.7% in 1991-92 to 31.5% in 2010
-Current government further brought it down to 22.4% in 2015
-Government plans to bring this rate down to 10% by 2019
-Extreme poverty reduced from 41% in 1990 to 18% in 2010.
-The government further brought it down to 10% in 2014 and further aims to bring it down to 3% by 2021
-Incidence of poverty declining at a speedy annual rate of 2.47%,
much more than the MDG target of 2.12%
-Poverty gap ratio brought down to 6.5 against 2015 target of 8.0
-Target of halving population of people living below poverty line
achieved by 2012, from 56.7% brought down to 29%
-Major strides in halving proportion of people suffering from hunger.
Chronic hunger more than halved in Bangladesh since 2000
-Prevalence of underweight children brought down from 66% in
1990-91 to 36.4% . Well on track for target of 33% by end of 2015

MDG 2: ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION

MDG 3 : PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN

-Gender parity achieved in primary and secondary education at the national level . Well on track for tertiary education too, increased from 0.37 in 1990-91 to 0.66
-Bangladesh implementing fully Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and the Beijing Platform for Action
-Proportion of seats held by women in Parliament increased from
12.70% in 1990-91 to 20%

MDG 4 : REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY

-Target of under-5 child mortality rate attained. Brought down from 146 per 1000 live births in 1990-91 to 38 per 1000 live births in 2015
-Almost attained target of reducing infant mortality rate. Reduced from 92 per 1000 live births in 1990-91 to 35 against MDG target of 31 by 2015
-Significant progress achieved in immunization of children. Proportion of children immunized against measles increased from 54% in 1990-91 to 87.5% against target of 100% by 2015

MDG 5 : IMPROVE MATERNAL HEALTH

-Considerable progress in improving maternal health. Mortality ratio brought down from 574 per 1,000 live births in 1990-91 to 194 against MDG target of 143 in 2015
-Average rate of MMR decline from 1990-91 has been about 3.3% per year, compared with average annual rate of reduction of 3.0%
required for achieving MDG in 2015
-Significant progress in proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel. Increased from 5% in 1990-91 to 31.7% against MDG target of 50
-Contraceptive prevalence rate increased from 39.7% in 1990-91 to 61.2% against MDG target of 72%

MDG 6: COMBAT HIV/AIDS, MALARIA AND OTHER DISEASES

12049507_414942048695659_1163465108487315378_n-Prevalence of HIV/AIDS less than 0.1%, well below epidemic level
-Prevalence of malaria came down from 776.9 per 100,000 population in 2008 to 270.84 against MDG target of 310.8 by 2015 .Deaths from malaria per 100,000 population brought down from 1.4 in 2008 to 0.101 against MDG target of 0.6 by 2015
-Prevalence of tuberculosis per 100,000 population brought down
from 493 in 1990-91 to 411 against MDG target of 320. Death from TB per 100,000 population brought down from 58 to 43 against MDG target of 38

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Centre for Research and Information (CRI) has published four booklets highlighting four important areas of development in Bangladesh which have taken place over the last six years. They relate to namely, Bangladesh’s successes in achieving the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the country’s steps to ensure education for all, empowering women and the commitment to keeping global peace and security.

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2015

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