Malawi MGDs Report 2009

01 Jan 2010

Document Summary

The Government of Malawi is continuing its rapid efforts to reduce poverty and improve the welfare of its people.  This report thus provides an anticipated update of annual achievements that Malawi has made in 2009 on the attainment of the millennium development goals (MDGs).  It has managed to provide adequate information that shows a clear trend emerging and it is now possible to advance a reasonable assessment about the country’s possibility of attaining MDG targets by the year 2015. This report also clearly highlights challenges that are being faced in the course of implementing relevant development policies to attain MDG targets and possible solutions to resolve them.

This 2009 assessment on progress achieved in attaining the eight MDGs shows that five of the eight goals are likely to be achieved.  There are doubts that the other three will be achieved due to the fact that the country had a much lower starting base compared to other countries.  The five MDG targets that are likely to be achieved are on eradicating extreme poverty, reducing infant mortality, combating HIV and AIDS, malaria and other diseases, ensuring environmental sustainability, and developing global partnership for development.  The three that are in doubt are on achieving universal primary education, reducing gender inequality and maternal mortality.

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