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Asia-Pacific Regional MDG Report 2011/12

Accelerating Equitable Achievement of the MDGs - Closing Gaps in Health and Nutrition Outcomes

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Chapter 1, Taking stock of updated MDG status and trends, present the MDG progress in the Asia-Pacific region using the “traffic lights” method demonstrating the slow progress, off-track, on-track and early achiever MDG targets, highlighting the progress and challenges among countries in the region. The analysis will lead to the theme of the present report—concerns regarding inadequate progress on health-related MDG targeted. Part one of Chapter 2, Disparities in health-related MDG achievements, between and within countries Average achievements mask disparities, will contain an analysis of health-nutrition related disparities between country in levels and trends. Part two will cover within country disparities. Detailed analysis on priority issues of health, nutrition, water and sanitation will be presented highlighting disparities-inequalities between countries as well as within countries. Chapter 3, Analysis of policy approaches, will bring together the current state of play on how health related MDG targets are being addressed by countries in the region. Focus would also be on policy successes (and failures). Ground level evidence from the Asia-Pacific region, including good practices at the sub-national levels will be analyzed and highlighted for possible scale up and replication. Inputs from among UN and technical partner agencies were sought. Chapter 4, Conclusions and way forward, summarizes the main issues and recommendations for more equal MDG outcomes in the run up to 2015.

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Technical Note 1: MDG process classification

The data underlying the MDG progress classification tables are from the Global Millennium Development Goals Indicators Database (http://unstats.un.org/ unsd/mdg/). This database is updated annually, resulting in revisions of specific data points in some cases. Thus prospects for progress presented in the Asia-Pacific MDG report 2011/12 are not always comparable with those in previous reports in this series. The analyses presented in the Asia-Pacific MDG report 2011/12 are based on data updated on 21 September 2011 and accessed on 30 September 2011.

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