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This Report of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals provides a critical assessment of Zambia’s progress as well as the challenges it faced in meeting the targets of the MDGs at the expiration of the implementation period. The Report is a product of the advice, contributions and support of various institutions and individuals. The work was executed through an inclusive and participatory process that involved representatives of the government, the private sector, civil society, academia, UN agencies and other cooperating partners.
The MDGs were eight time-bound development goals with 18 targets and 48 indicators to be achieved by all countries by 2015. Zambia domesticated the MDGs by incorporating them into the national development planning frameworks and aligning them to national development priorities. As such, in the one and a half decade of implementing the MDGs, Zambia produced five progress reports specifically in 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2013.