2015 Ghana Millennium Development Goals

22 Sep 2015
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Summary

The 2015 Ghana Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report is the sixth and final report in the biennial MDG Reports series. The report was published in 2015 and it examines progress made since 2000 towards attainment of all the goals and their targets, and draws some lessons from the implementation and monitoring of the MDGs. Out of the 21 targets and 60 official indicators adopted globally for monitoring the MDGs, Ghana has, however, adopted a more nationally relevant set of 17 targets and 36 indicators.

By presenting MDG experiences, the report is a forerunner to the adoption and implementation of the next global development agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Highlights

  • Targets such as halving extreme poverty (MDG1A), halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water (MDG 7B), universal primary education (MDG 2A) and gender parity in primary school (MDG 3) have been attained.
  • Substantial progress has been made in reducing HIV prevalence (MDG 6C), access to ICT (MDG 8F) and reducing the proportion of people suffering from hunger.
  • Only slow progress has been made on full and productive employment (MDG 1B), equal share of women in non-agriculture wage employment, and women’s involvement in governance (MDG 3), reducing under-5 and child mortality (MDG 4), reducing maternal mortality (MDG 5), reversing environmental resource loss and improving sanitation (MDG 7).

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