Will Yemen be able to achieve the MDGs by 2015? Status at a Glance

Goals and Targets

Status queue

Progress towards goal

MDG likely achievement

Supportive environment 

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Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Reduce poverty by half

Extreme poverty

Progress is not enough to reach the goal if current trends persist.

Unlikely

Weak require improvement

Poverty rates deteriorated since global FFF crisis and 2011 youth revolution

Reduce hunger by half

Moderate hunger

Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education

Universal enrollment in basic education

Moderate enrollment

Progress is enough to reach the goal if current trends persist.

Unlikely

Weak require improvement

Almost 2 million school age children are out of the schools

Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women

Female enrollment in basic education

Far from required rate

Progress is not enough to reach the goal if current trends persist.

Unlikely

Weak require improvement

Progress is good in some governorates and cities but low in general

Women's share in paid jobs

Low share

Women's representation in parliament

Very low representation

Deteriorating

Goal 4: Reduce child mortality

Reduce  under five child mortality by two thirds

Moderate mortality rate

Progress is enough to reach the goal if current trends persist.

Likely

 

Fair also require continuation

Coverage of health services is generally low in Yemen

Measles immunization

Good coverage

Goal 5: Improve maternal health

Reduce maternal mortality by three quarters

High mortality

Deteriorating

Unlikely

Weak

Very low health awareness in rural areas and limited qualified medical staffs

Access to reproductive health services

Limited services

Progress is not enough to reach the goal if current trends persist.

Goal 6:  combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases

Halt and reverse HIV/AIDS prevalence

Low prevalence

Incomplete data

Unlikely

Fair

Insufficient funding to reaching the goal

 

 

Halt the prevalence of TB and Malaria

Prevalence regressing  

Improving

Unlikely

Fair

Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

Recovering deforestation

Very low coverage

Progress is not enough to reach the goal if current trends persist.

Unlikely

Weak

Scarce water resources is one main challenge to development in Yemen

Halve the number of people who have no access to safe drinking water 

Low coverage

Halve the number of people who have no access to improved sanitation services

Very low coverage

Improved living conditions of inhabitants of poor neighborhoods

Moderate rate of inhabitants of poor neighborhoods

Progress is not enough to reach the goal if current trends persist.

Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development

Internet users

Low use

Progress is not enough to reach the goal if current trends persist.

Probable

Fair

Despite the increased number of subscribers, IT is not widely used