2010 Zimbabwe Millennium Development Goals Progress Report
Of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Government of Zimbabwe has identified Goals 1, 3, and 6 as the national priority. The sections for these three goals in this report are thus slightly more comprehensive.
As the title indicates, this is a status report that aims at providing the current standing of each of the MDGs in Zimbabwe as of June 2010, and, where possible, to show trend patterns of the last decade. Reliable and new data is, however, a major problem in Zimbabwe. In some areas the data available was outdated and in others none existed, which is why this report may not provide a comprehensive picture of the current situation and trends, or use the same baseline, as would otherwise be desirable.
The findings of the report build on the MDG Mid-Term Report of 2007 and do not aim at providing a deeper analysis behind the current status of the MDGs, nor to provide extensive proposals for solutions or policy changes. It is, however, the intention that such a national ‘MDG Action Plan’ will be developed as a subsequent step towards accelerating MDG related achievements in Zimbabwe.