Millenium Development Goals
The Millennium Development Goals represent a unique partnership between developed and developing countries to create an environment – at the national and global levels alike – which is conducive to development and the elimination of poverty.
In Somalia, the inter-related set of eight goals will most likely not be attained by the deadline – 2015.
The multiple challenges Somalia faces, ranging from insecurity to lack of central governance and prevalent poverty present obstacles to the achievement of the goals and their targets.
Yet, the private sector, and agricultural, fisheries and livestock sectors, as well as relative stability in Somaliland and Puntland (north of Somalia) offer opportunities that can be exploited to advance overall development in the country.