|DominicanToday.com - Dominican Republic’s progress in reaching most of the Millennium Development Goals lags behind Latin America’s average, says the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Cepal) 2010 report.
One of the objectives is the reduction of sub-nutrition, and is among the country’s slowest to advance to meet the goal of 44 percent, while the Latin America and Caribbean region’s average is 55 percent.
In contrast, in the reduction of overall undernourishment in children five years old or younger, Dominican Republic ranks third among the countries with strongest progress in the meeting that goal, with 178 percent, surpassed only by Ecuador and Mexico, both with 200%.
In reducing the child mortality rate Dominican Republic progressed 76 percent, slightly lower than the Latin America and Caribbean average of 78 percent.
If the advance percentage surpasses 100 it shows that progress in reducing undernourishment has been faster than required to reach the goal in the observed period, and if the reduction of undernourishment is lower than100 percent has been slower than what’s required to reach the goal.