The Millennium Declaration stated that by 2015, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), or at least the overwhelming majority of them, should have been reached. The midpoint in this period has already passed and the trends that existed at that point in time already gave a good indication of the possibility that these goals will be achieved. The first report on the progress in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals was drafted by a group of national experts and published in 2003. The main findings were as follows:
- The formulation of MDG targets was modified and localized in view of the practice in the Kyrgyz Republic on the basis of broad consultative process involving public agencies, civil society representatives, and international organizations.
- The progress indicators for each goal were
developed on the basis of the statistical information available at that
time. The baseline values for the indicators meant to evaluate progress in the achievement of the MDGs were
defined. Targets for the majority of indicators were defined; for the
rest, targets were not set, although it was underlined that these
indicators might serve as a tool for monitoring progress.
- An analysis of the progress made towards the achievement of each goal at the initial stage was conducted, an assessment of the attainability of the goals was made, and a number of measures were proposed which would help achieve these goals.
In view of the above contribution of the first report, the present report has the following objectives:
- Evaluate the degree of MDG integration in strategic and sectoral development documents. Present an analysis of progress in MDG achievement based on the indicators proposed in the first report, and the indicators used in state strategies and programs, paying special attention to the impacts of the global financial crisis and climate change. The analysis focuses on recent trends, 2003-2008.
- Provide recommendations and economic and social policy measures aimed at the achievement of the MDGs.