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					 SUPPORTING THE ACHIEVEMENT OF
 MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
              (MDGS)
 IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (PHASE II)




            MDG CENTRE
OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
             UNESCAP
   3rd Advisory Panel Meeting on MDGs
          in Asia and the Pacific
          28-29 September 2004
                Bangkok

            Presentation on

Approaches to assessing achievements of
MDGs in Asia and the Pacific: methodology,
      data sources and key issues
         FORMAT

 BACKGROUND
 RATIONALE FOR REGIONAL
  ASSESSMENT OF MDGs
 METHODOLOGY

 DATA ISSUES
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

   GOAL 1:   ERADICATE POVERTY & HUNGER
   GOAL 2:   ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL EDUCATION
   GOAL 3:   GENDER EQAULITY & EMPOWER WOMEN
   GOAL 4:   REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY
   GOAL 5:   IMPROVE MATERNAL MORTALITY
   GOAL 6:   COMBAT HIV/AIDS
   GOAL 7:   ENSURE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
   GOAL 8:   GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR DEVELOPMENT

             MDGs derived from UN Millennium declaration are set of
                       measurable & time bound Goals

                    18 TARGETS & 48 INDICATORS
                   NEED FOR REGIONAL
                  ASSESSMENT OF MDGs


                                          Regional
 Country level                            Reviews
  Review &
  Monitoring
                                                        Global

Big Countries               MDG+ Countries (Thailand,
                                Malaysia, etc.)

(China, India)

    Small Countries       Priority Countries
   (Tuvalu, Maldives)   (LDCs, LLDCs, PICs)
       Some Interesting Issues related to
       Global Reporting of MDG Progress
1. Regional variations
     Sub-Sahara region: Low economic growth, high
      poverty, hunger and other MDGs
     Asia region: high economic growth, poverty
      reduction goal on track but hunger and some other
      MDGs (non-income poverty) are not on track
      particularly, in South Asia region. Absolute poor
      people are still very high, over 700 mil.
2. Global Reporting Unable to Capture Asia-
  Pacific MDG Progress
     Poverty and other MDGs of LDCs of Eastern Asia
      and South Asia are not on track
Rationale for Regional Assessment
of MDG Achievements
   Provides regional perspective and basis for further action.
   Conveys local and regional concerns at the global level.
   Assists countries in the region to cooperate & learn from each other.

   Facilitates lessons for people outside the region to learn about the
    “Asian-Pacific Story ” or “Asian Miracle”
      reducing mass poverty & sustaining economic growth & social
       change.

   As part of the United Nations’ MDG campaign for the region, initiates
    dialogue and advocacy to advance MDG policy prescriptions.

   The regional achievement of MDG assessment will be released prior to
    2005 MDG+5 event to the world community with a view to raise awareness
    of the Asia-Pacific status & highlight the priority needs of the region
A Regional Perspective
                    METHODOLOGY
   MDG assessment: It will be anchored on Millennium
    Declaration

   Stocktaking: Detailed updating of achievements on all MDGs
    will be undertaken based on more recent data from available
    secondary sources along the following sub-grouping to cover
    all 54 ESCAP region countries
                    METHODOLOGY
   MDG Assessment & Analysis:
    (a) A systematic in-depth analysis in terms of their progress
        towards achieving MDGs will be carried out for three groups
        of countries:

         1. Countries largely on track to meet poverty target by 2015 and to
            achieving many of the social targets of the Goals; (MDG+)

         2. Countries making good progress towards poverty target but
            lagging behind on some individual goals, such as achieving
            universal primary education; (Some South Asian countries) and

         3. Countries which are far from making adequate progress on most
            of the goals. (LDCs, PICs and some LLDCs)
                     METHODOLOGY
   MDG Assessment & Analysis:
    (b) Analysis of MDG achievements or lack of progress will be
        evidence based

    (c)    Identify the causes and factors in some countries not
           achieving MDGs


     (d) Explore best practices and lessons learned

     (e) Identifying areas requiring special attention both in terms of
         policy and its implementation

     (f)   Sharing practical experiences which are more effective in
           achieving development goals and can be implemented
           efficiently and at low cost.
                    DATA SOURCES

   To ensure standardization and consistency, the basic data will be
    drawn from Global MDG data base maintained by the United
    Nations Statistics Division at
    http://millenniumindicators.un.org/unsd/mi/mi_goals.asp

   For data gaps (Central Asia and PICs), it will be supplemented by
    available data from sub-regional MDG Reports of Central Asia and PICs,
    National MDGR and in some cases national sources
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