The Millennium Development Goals: Progress in Asia and the Pacific 2006

Publication | October 2006

Asia-Pacific countries continue to make progress towards the MDGs, but on present trends many are likely to miss some vital targets. Even more worryingly, some countries are at risk of failing to reach even two-thirds of the targets.

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This report finds that MDG targets on poverty and hunger, primary education and gender disparity at all levels of education have been either achieved or on-track for the region as a whole. The average progress and relative performance of the region, however, hides the enormous scale of the remaining social and economic deprivation. The regional scorecards also mask uneven progress across and within countries. Behind national averages is the fact that the most vulnerable and disadvantaged is often left behind.

This report is a joint effort by three agencies that have partnered to support the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific: the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the United Nations Development Programme and the Asian Development Bank.

See MDG Progress Reports for Asia and the Pacific on UNDP's website.


  • Tracking Progress
  • Is Enough Effort Being Made?
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Annexes

Additional Details

  • Poverty
  • Millennium Development Goals

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