See map below for selected MDG Indicators:
Adopted by the United Nations in 2001 as key targets for the developing world, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), simply put, seek to free men, women, and children from the dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty. These goals are also commonly accepted as a framework for measuring development progress.
The MDGs and Sub-Saharan Africa
The eight MDGs are:
The World Bank is committed to accelerating progress towards these goals in Africa to achieve significant, measurable improvement in people's lives.
Achieving MDGs in Africa - Progress, Prospects, and Policy Implications - June 2002 - A Global Poverty Report 2002 prepared by the African Development Bank. (PDF 486KB)