Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals: MDG Report 2012

Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals: MDG Report 2012

Having just returned from Zimbabwe I know how important it is to move on from access to quality in education. Many Sub -Saharan countries have made great strides in increasing enrolment ,partciularly in primary education, but when a teacher is faced with 100 children when previously she had 50 children in the class -something has to go-  and that normally is quality. However , each country is now aiming to make their systems more inclusive while aiming to improve quality.

A new report considers the progress being made toward all the MDGs:

Sub-Saharan Africa must provide universal access to decent jobs and social services if it is to achieve decisive development progress, according to the MDG Report 2012. This year’s report shows that progress has been made in primary school enrolment, gender parity in primary school enrolment, the proportion of seats held by women in national parliament and HIV and AIDS prevalence rates. In spite of this progress, Africa still faces the challenges of addressing pervasive income inequalities, creating decent jobs, access to health and sanitation services.

 

For full report click here.

 

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