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Millennium Development Goals Indicators

In September 2000, all 189 members of the United Nations adopted the Millennium Development Goals at the Millennium Assembly.

Timor-Leste recognises that these goals, in the areas of poverty, hunger, malnutrition, education, health, gender equality and environmental sustainability, provide a real basis to greatly improve people’s lives.

Timor-Leste tracks the progress it has made in achieving these goals through a variety of indicators. Millennium Development Goal Booklet 2010 summarises the progress of the last 3 years. It also outlined the key improvements made and the challenges remaining in reaching each goal.

Progress on Millennium Development Goals Indicators

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Indicator Unit 2001 2007 2009 Target 2015 Status Sources
Proportion of population below the national poverty line % 36a 49.9b 41c 14 Off track a TLSS 2001 based on US$0.51 per day
b TLSLS 2007 based on US$0.88 per day
c World Bank Poverty Estimation 2010
Prevalence of under-weight children under five years of age % 45a 48.6b 45c 31 Off track a DHS 2003
b TLSLS 2007
c DHS 2009-2010 Preliminary Report

 

Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education

Indicator Unit 2001 2007 2009 Target 2015 Status Sources
Net enrollment ratio in primary education % 65.1a 65.6b 82.7c 100 On track a TLSS 2001 (FY 2001/2001)
b TLSLS 2007 (FY 2006/2007)
c  MoE, EMIS 2010 (FY 2008/2009)
Proportion of children who reached fifth grade % 47a   65.9b 100 Off track a MoE, EMIS 2004
b MoE, EMIS 2010 (FY 2008/2009)

 

Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empowerment

Indicator Unit 2001 2007 2009 Target 2015 Status Sources
Proportion of seats held by women in Parliament % 27a 28b 29b 35 On track a UNIFEM data 2006
b National Parliament 2010

 

Goal 4: Reduce child mortality

Indicator Unit 2001 2007 2009 Target 2015 Status Sources
Under 5 years mortality rate Per 1000 live births 125a 92b 64c <96 Achieved a MICS 2002 (in 2002)
b UNFPA 2009 (est. for 05-10)
c DHS 2009-2010 Preliminary Report
Infant mortality rate Per 1000 live births 88a 60b 44c 31 Achieved a UNICEF MICS 2002
b MoH, November 2009 (in 2008)
c DHS 2009-2010 Preliminary Report
Infant mortality rate % 39a 63b 68.2c 100 Off track a UNICEF MICS 2002
b MoH, EPI Unit 2009
c DHS 2009-2010 Preliminary Report

 

Goal 5: Improve maternal health

Indicator Unit 2001 2007 2009 Target 2015 Status Sources
Maternal mortality ratio Per 100,000 660a   450b <252 Off track a MM in 2000: WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA
b MoH 2008/2009
Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel % 19a 19b 29.6c 60 On track a DHS 2003
b UNFPA 2009
c DHS 2009-2010 Preliminary Report
Contraceptive prevalence rate % 8a 19.8b 22.4c 40 On track a TLSS 2001
b TLSLS 2007
c DHS 2009-2010 Preliminary Report
Antenatal care coverage at least one visit % 42.5a 55.4b 86c 75 Achieved a UN Statistical Yearbook 2008
b MoH Annual Statistic 2007
c DHS 2009-2010 Preliminary Report

 

Goal 6: Combat HIV, Malaria and other diseases

Indicator Unit 2001 2007 2009 Target 2015 Status Sources
Proportion of population aged 15-24 with comprehensive correct knowledge of HIV/AIDS % 3a  12.9b 37.4c 80 Off track a UNICEF MICS 2002 (in 2002)
TLSLS 2007
c DHS 2009-2010 Preliminary Report
Incidence associated with malaria Per 1000 113a 206b 113c 45 Off track a MoH, HMIS 2000
b MoH, HMIS 2007
c MoH, HMIS 2010
Proportion of children under 5 sleeping under insecticide treated bet nets % 8.3a   45.5b 100 Off track a UNSTATS 2009
b DHS 2009/2010 Preliminary Report
Incidence rates associated with TB Per 100,000 250a 250a 145a 138 On track a MoH, TB Department 2010
Prevalence rates associated with TB Per 100,000   789a 378a 353 On track a MoH, TB Department 2010
Proportion of TB detected cases (under DOTS) % 50a 61b 70c 70 Achieved a Global TB Control, WHO report 2007 (2003 figures)
b UNSTATS 2009 (2006 figures)
c MoH 2010
Proportion of TB detected cases cured (under DOTS) % 81a 79b 85c 85 Achieved a Global TB Control, WHO report 2007 (2003 figures)
b UNSTATS 2009 (2006 figures)
c MoH 2010

 

Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

Indicator Unit 2001 2007 2009 Target 2015 Status Sources
Proportion of land covered by forest % 51 50 50 55 Off track a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry Directorate 2010
Proportion of population using an improved drinking water source % 48a 63.1b 66a 78 On track a SAS 2010 (National Coverage)
b UNFPA 2009
Proportion of population using an improved sanitation facility % 31a 46.8b 49a 60 Off track a SAS 2010 (National Coverage)
b TLSLS 2007

 

Goal 8: Develop global partnership for development

Indicator Unit 2001 2007 2009 Target 2015 Status Sources
Cellular subscribers per 100 population Per 100 2.0
(in 2003)
7.8 35 N/A N/A Telecom Profile 2009

 

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