2015 Endpoint Review of the MDGs in Zambia

2015 Endpoint Review of the MDGs in Zambia

Jul 26, 2019

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. 

Following the expiration of the MDG timeline in 2015, Zambia decided to undertake a comprehensive performance review to assess and document its achievements as well as its challenges. The results of this comprehensive review are contained in this report. They show that Zambia met 29 per cent of the MDG targets and made strong progress towards the attainment of 59 per cent more. This implementation profile shows that the country still has much work to do in the post-MDG agenda.  

Consequently, in preparing the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) for 2017-2021, Zambia has fully incorporated the post-2015 agenda of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), building upon the achievements of the MDGs and seeking to address all the unfinished business therein. 

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