Govt gaining on war vs. poverty

THE Philippines is “close” in achieving most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, according to a new World Bank report.

In its report, titled “Year’s Global Monitoring Report 2011: Improving the Odds of Achieving the MDGs,” the Washington-based lender said that the Philippines is “close to target” on halving the proportion of people whose income is less than $1.25 a day; ensuring children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling; reducing maternal mortality ratio; and reducing mortality rate of children under five years old.

The country, on the other hand, is “on target” in eliminating gender disparity in primary education and secondary; and halving the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water.


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