Discuss the relevance of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) as indicators for assessing the standard of development of CARICOM countries.
Millennium Declaration entails a promise that 189 nations made in 2000 to free people from extreme poverty and a variety of deprivations. This pledge turned into the eight Millennium Development Goals seen below along with one indicator for assessing same. They acknowledged that progress is based on sustainable economic growth, which must focus on the poor. The objective of the Declaration is to promote a comprehensive approach and a coordinated strategy, tackling many problems simultaneously.icef.org 12
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1: End Extreme Poverty and Hunger
Reduce the number of people living on less than $1 a day by half and reduce the number of people suffering from hunger by half.
Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education
Make sure that every boy and girl in the world can complete elementary school.
Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
Work to make sure that girls can go to school and that women have the opportunity to
make choices in their lives.
Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality
Reduce the number of deaths of young children.eachunicef.org 13
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Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health
Improve the health of mothers before and just after their babies are born.
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS,Malaria, and Other Diseases
Fight diseases like HIV/AIDS and malaria that can be prevented and treated.
Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Make sure that the environment is protected both for people now and people in the future. Reduce by half the number of people without clean drinking water and sanitation.
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
Help to create better, fairer business and trade opportunities. This will reduce poverty
and help throughout the world.
Whilst the MDGs are being used as a yardstick for measuring development in the CARICOM...