Regional statistical data

The statistical information used for MDG monitoring in the LAC region is compiled in CEPALSTAT, the gateway to all the statistical information of Latin America and the Caribbean countries, and comes from different sources.

Millennium Database: (Official UN Site for MDG Indicators) This database is maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division and presents the official data, definitions, methodologies and sources for more than 60 indicators to measure progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. The data is product of the work of the Inter-agency and Expert Group (IAEG) on MDG Indicators, coordinated by the United Nations Statistics Division. This database is updated annually and currently offers data series for the period 1990-2008.

International Agencies: For each MDG indicator, individual agencies were designated to be the official providers of data and to take the lead in developing methodologies for data collection and analysis. Some data is collected directly from these agencies.

ECLAC estimations: ECLAC produces statistical information based on special tabulations of data from the household surveys conducted in the countries. An example are the indicators on poverty and extreme poverty levels and income distribution of the region produced by the Social Statistics Unit of the Statistics and Economic Projections Division.

The list of indicators published on this page includes the official MDG indicators and the additional indicators proposed by ECLAC for Latin America and the Caribbean countries. These indicators have been suggested by ECLAC to measure the progress towards the Millennium Development Goals from a regional perspective. Additionally you will find here some official indicators that were eliminated or modified at the last revision of the MDG monitoring framework.

Click on the check mark of each indicator to see the corresponding statistical data.

NGOAL/ TARGET/ INDICATOR
Official or proposed
Link to data

Goal 1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

 

 

Target 1.A

Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than one dollar a day

 

1.1

Proportion of population below $1 per day (PPP) (1a) (Estimated by the World Bank)

O

 

Proportion of population below $2 per day (PPP) (1a) (Estimated by the World Bank) 

P

Population living below the poverty and extreme poverty lines (Estimated by ECLAC)

P

Population without own individual income (by sex and age)

P

tic

1.2

Poverty gap ratio

O

tic

 Gini Index

P

tic

Poverty Gap ratio (Based on national poverty lines estimated by ECLAC)

P

tic

1.3

Share of poorest quintile in national consumption

O

tic

Individual income distribution in quintiles by sex, population aged 15 years and over

P

tic

Target 1.B

Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people

  

1.4

Growth rate of GDP per person employed

O

tic

1.5

Employment-to-population ratio

O

tic

1.6

Proportion of employed people living below $1 (PPP) per day

O

tic

1.7

Proportion of own-account and contributing family workers in total employment

O

tic

 Urban population employed in low productivity sectors of the labour market (informal sector), by sex (ECLAC)

P

tic
 Urban open unemployment rate, by sex and age group (ECLAC)

P

tic

Employed people that make pension contribution, by income quintile

   P

tic

Target 1.C

Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger

  

1.8

Prevalence of underweight children under-five years of age

O

tic

1.9

Proportion of population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption

O

tic

Goal 2. Achieve universal primary education  
Target 2.A

Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling

  
2.1Net enrolment ratio  in primary education (adjusted)
O
tic
 Net enrolment ratio by level of education (primary and secundary)

P

tic

2.2Proportion of pupils starting grade 1 who reach last grade of primary (2a)
O
tic
 Percentage of population between ages 15 to 19 that completed primary education, by sex (CEPAL)

P

 tic

 Percentage of population between ages 20 to 24 that completed secondary education, by sex (CEPAL)

P

tic

2.3Literacy rate of 15-24 year-olds, women and men
O
tic
 

Literacy rate of population aged 15 years and over, by sex

P
tic
 Public expenditure on education
P
tic
Goal 3. Promote gender equality and empower women  
Target 3.A

Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015

  
 Femininity rate of indigence and poverty, by geographical area

 P

 tic

 Poverty Gap ratio by sex of head of household
P

 tic

 Population in situation of the indigence and poverty by age and sex of household head and geographic area
P

 tic

3.1

Ratios of girls to boys in primary, secondary and tertiary education

O
tic
3.2

Share of women in wage employment in the non-agricultural sector

O
tic
3.3

Proportion of seats held by women in ateo f parliament

O
tic
 

Urban open unemployment rate, by years of schooling and sex (ECLAC) 

P

tic

 Gender urban wage ratio, by years of education completed
P

 tic

 Ratio of average income between the sexes by years of schooling and geographical area
P

 tic

 Activity status by sex and geographical area
P

 tic

 Percentage of women aged 15-49 that have experienced some form of physical violence
P
tic
Goal 4. Reduce child mortality  
Target 4.A

Reduce by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate

  
4.1

Under-five mortality rate (UNICEF)

O
tic
 

Under-five mortality rate, by sex  (CELADE-CEPAL)

P

tic

4.2

Infant mortality rate (UNICEF)

O
tic
 Infant mortality rate, by sex (CELADE-CEPAL)
P

 tic

4.3

Proportion of 1 year-old children immunised against measles

O
tic
Goal 5. Improve maternal health  
Target 5.A

Reduce by three quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio

  
5.1

Maternal mortality ratio

O
tic
5.2

Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel

O
tic
Target 5.B

Achieve, by 2015, universal access to reproductive health

  
5.3

Contraceptive prevalence rate

O
tic
5.4

Adolescent birth rate

O
tic
5.5

Antenatal care coverage (at least one visit and at least four visits)

O
tic
5.6

Unmet need for family planning

O
tic
Goal 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and oher diseases  
Target 6.A

Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS

  
6.1

HIV prevalence among population aged 15-24 years (15-49)

O
tic
6.2

Condom use at last high-risk sex

O
tic
6.3

Proportion of population aged 15-24 years with comprehensive correct knowledge of HIV/AIDS

O
tic
6.4

Ratio of school attendance of orphans to school attendance of non-orphans aged 10-14 years

O
tic
Target 6.B

Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it

  
6.5

Proportion of population with advanced HIV infection with access to antiretroviral drugs

O
tic 
Target 6.C

Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases

  
6.6

Incidence and death rates associated with malaria

O
6.6a-6.6b
6.6a

Incidence rates associated with malaria

O

tic

6.6b

Death rates associated with malaria

O

tic

6.7

Proportion of children under 5 sleeping under insecticide-treated bednets

O
tic
6.8

Proportion of children under 5 with fever who are treated with appropriate anti-malarial drugs

O
tic
6.9

Incidence, prevalence and death rates associated with tuberculosis

O

6.9a-6.9c

 6.9a

Incidence rate associated with tuberculosis (per 100.000 persons)

O
tic
 6.9b

Prevalence rate associated with tuberculosis (per 100.000 persons)

O
tic
 6.9c

Mortality rate associated with tuberculosis (per 100.000 persons)

O
tic
6.10

Proportion of tuberculosis cases detected and cured under directly observed treatment short course

O
tic
 Goal 7. Ensure environmental sustainability  
Target 7.A

Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of environmental resources

 
7.1

Proportion of land area covered by forest

O

tic

7.2

CO2 emissions, total, per capita and per $1 GDP (PPP)

O

tic

7.3

Consumption of ozone-depleting substances

O

tic

7.4

Proportion of fish stocks within safe biological limits

O

-

7.5

Proportion of total water resources used 

O

tic

Target 7.B

Reduce biodiversity loss, achieving,  by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate of loss

 
7.6

Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected

O

tic

7.6aProportion of terrestrial areas protected

O

 tic

7.6bProportion of marine areas protected

O

 tic

7.7

Proportion of species threatened with extinction

O

-

 Red List Index of species survival

 tic

    
Target 7.C

Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation

 
7.8

Proportion of population using an improved drinking water source

O

tic

7.9

Proportion of population using an improved sanitation facility

O

tic

Target 7.D

By 2020, to have achieved a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers

 
7.10

Proportion of urban population living in slums (7a)

O

tic

Goal 8. Develop a global partnership for development  

Target 8.A

Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system Includes a commitment to good governance, development and poverty reduction – both nationally and internationally

 

Target 8.B

Address the special needs of the least developed countries Includes: tariff and quota free access for the least developed countries’ exports; enhanced programme of debt relief for heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) and cancellation of official bilateral debt; and more generous ODA for countries committed to poverty reduction

 

Target 8.C

Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States (through the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States and the outcome of the twenty-second special session of the General Assembly)

 

Target 8.D

Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries through national and international measures in order to make debt sustainable in the long term

 
 

Official development assistance (ODA)

  

8.1

Net ODA, total and to the least developed countries, as percentage of OECD/DAC donors’ gross national income

O

-

8.2

Proportion of total bilateral, sector-allocable ODA of OECD/DAC donors to basic social services (basic education, primary health care, nutrition, safe water and sanitation)

O

-

8.3

Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied

O

-

8.4

ODA received in landlocked developing countries as a proportion of their gross national incomes

O

tic

8.5

ODA received in small island developing States as a proportion of their gross national incomes

O

tic

 

Market access

  

8.6

Proportion of total developed country imports (by value and excluding arms) from developing countries and least developed countries, admitted free of duty

O

-

8.7

Average tariffs imposed by developed countries on agricultural products and textiles and clothing from developing countries

O

-

8.8

Agricultural support estimate for OECD countries as a percentage of their gross domestic product

O

tic

8.9

Proportion of ODA provided to help build trade capacity

O

-

 

Debt sustainability

  

8.10

Total number of countries that have reached their HIPC decision points and number that have reached their HIPC completion points (cumulative)

O

tic

8.11

Debt relief committed under HIPC and MDRI Initiatives

O

-

 Debt relief delivered in full under MDRI initiative, cumulative million US$ in end-2009 NPV terms  tic
 Debt relief committed under HIPC iniciative, cumulative million US$ in end-2009 NPV terms  tic

8.12

Debt service as a percentage of exports of goods and services

O

tic

Target 8.E

In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries

 

8.13

Proportion of population with access to affordable essential drugs on a sustainable basis

O

-

Target 8.F

In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications

 

8.14

Telephone lines per 100 population

O

tic

8.15

Cellular subscribers per 100 population

O

tic

8.16

Internet users per 100 population

O

tic

(1a) For monitoring country poverty trends, indicators based on national poverty lines should be used, where available.
(7a) The actual proportion of people living in slums is measured by a proxy, represented by the urban population living in households with at least one of the four characteristics: (a) lack of access to improved water supply; (b) lack of access to improved sanitation; (c) overcrowding (3 or more persons per room); and (d) dwellings made of non-durable material.